Scholars

Chong-En Bai
Associate Dean, Tsinghua SEM. Professor and Chair, Department of Economics
Robin Burgess
Professor of Economics, London School of Economics
Robin Burgess is a Professor of Economics, a Founder and Academic Director of the International Growth Centre, and a Director of the Economic Organisation and Public Policy Programme all at the London School of Economics. He was brought up in Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, the US, the Philippines and Italy where his father worked as a doctor and his mother as a child nutritionist. Read more>
Hongbin Cai
Professor and Associate Dean, Department of Applied Economics, Guanghua School of Management, Peking University. Hongbin Cai was born in 1967, received his BA in Mathematics at Wuhan University, his M.A. in Economics at Peking University, and his Ph.D. in Economics at Stanford University. He is currently Professor in Economics and Associate Dean at Guanghua School of Management, Peking University. Read more>
Chang-Tai Hsieh
Professor of Economics, University of Chicago Booth School of BusinessChang-Tai Hsieh conducts research on growth and development. Hsieh has published several papers in top economic journals, including “Can Free Entry be Inefficient? Fixed Commissions and Social Waste in the Real Estate Industry,” in the Journal of Political Economy; “What Explains the Industrial Revolution in East Asia? Read more>
Hongbin Li
Professor, Department of Economics, Tsinghua SEM. Hongbin Li obtained his Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University in 2001. From 2001 to 2006, he was an assistant professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he became associate professor (with tenure) in 2006 and full professor in 2007. He is currently Professor of Economics in the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University. Read more>
Albert Park
Faculty Associate, Institute for Chinese Studies and Contemporary China Program, University of Oxford. Dr. Park is a Reader in Economics (jointly with the School of Interdisciplinary Areas Studies) at Oxford University. His recent research has focused on poverty, human capital (health and education), labor markets, and globalization. He is currently co-directing the Gansu Survey of Children and Families (GSCF), a longitudinal study of rural youth in western China, and the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Survey (CHARLS).
Gérard Roland
E. Morris Cox Professor of Economics and Professor of Political Science, UC Berkely. Gérard Roland joined the Berkeley faculty as a professor in 2001. He received his PhD from Universite Libre de Bruxelles in 1988 and taught there from 1988-2001. Professor Roland is also a CEPR research fellow, where he was program director between 1995 and 2006. He serves as editor of the Journal of Comparative Economics, and was an associate editor for several other journals. Read more>
Jo Swinnen
Professor of Development Economics, K. U. Leuven. Johan Swinnen holds a Ph.D. from Cornell University. He is a Professor at the University of Leuven, Director of the LICOS-Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance, and Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels. He was Lead Economist at the World Bank and Economic Advisor at the European Commission. Read more>
Shang-Jin Wei
Professor of Finance and Economics and N. T. Wang Chair in Chinese Business and Economy, Columbia University Graduate School of Business. Shang-Jin Wei has been Professor of Finance and Economics and N.T. Wang Chair in Chinese Business and Economy at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business since 2007. He is also Director for the National Bureau of Economic Research’s Working Group on the Chinese Economy and a Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research (Europe). Read more>
Yaohui Zhao
Professor of Economics, China Center for Economic Research, Peking University. Yaohui Zhao is professor of economics at the China Center for Economic Research of Peking University. She received BA and MA from Peking University and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1995. Her research focuses on labor market issues in China, including determinants and consequences of rural to urban labor migration, wage differentials, and returns to education. Read more>