Dr. Bill Y. Chen, Professor
Dept. of Business Administration, UWest

Saturday, October 24, 2:00-3:30pm, 2015
UWest (AD208)

On October 5, ministers of 12 countries completed negotiations on the landmark trade agreement of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). This is a significant step towards signing this regional free trade agreement. The TPP sets up much higher standards and covers more areas than the World Trade Organization (WTO). What are the purposes of the TPP? What are main differences of the TPP from the WTO? How will the TPP affect the US and other members’ economies and how will that affect non TPP members’ countries like China? In this special seminar, Professor Bill Chen will explore these issues and answer questions.

Dr. Bill Chen has been working at UWest since 1996. He is a tenured full professor in the Department of Business Administration.  He was the Chair of the Department from 1997-2012 and the CFO of the University from 2012-June, 2015.

Dr. Chen received his Ph. D. in Economics with specialization in Finance/ Insurance from the University of California, Santa Barbara, his Master’s degree with specialization in Management/Marketing from Tianjin University, China, and a B.S. in Mathematics/Statistics from Zhejiang (Hongzhou) University, China. Dr. Chen has focused his research on Finance, Insurance, and Economics. He has published papers in these fields in academic journals and presented his research findings in national and international conferences. He has also written many articles on China’s economy and had many TV interviews on the US and China’s economies.

The Seminar is open to the public, free of charge. UWest is located at 1409 Walnut Grove Avenue, Rosemead, CA 91770, right off the Pomona Freeway 60. Please call (626) 571-8811, ext. 125 to reserve your seat or for more information.