Yale’s Stephen Roach to be pundit for China’s coverage of U.S. election

When viewers around the globe tune in to CCTV America, the English-language version of the state-owned Chinese television network, for coverage of the U.S. presidential race on election night, one of the commentators they will see is Stephen Roach, a senior fellow at Yale’s Jackson Institute of Global Affairs and a senior lecturer at Yale School of Management.

From the new CCTV America studio in Washington D.C., the former chair of Morgan Stanley Asia will share his insights about the international financial and economic impact of the election results.

Frequently cited as an authority on trends in the Asian market, Roach is interviewed regularly on business-news channels and financial publications around the world, but this, he says, is his first foray into TV political punditry.

Roach says he has no anxiety about deconstructing the American election live for a worldwide audience. “I’m worried about how I’m going to get back to New Haven in time to teach my class at Yale,” he notes.