Columbia University and CEPR
Dr. Shang-Jin Wei is Professor of Finance and Economics, and N.T. Wang Professor of Chinese Business and Economy at Columbia University's Graduate School of Business. Dr. Wei is also Director of the Working Group on the Chinese Economy and Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, as well as a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research.
Before taking up the professorship at Columbia University in 2007, he was Assistant Director and Chief of Trade and Investment Division at the International Monetary Fund. He was the IMF’s Chief of Mission to Myanmar (a.k.a. Burma) in 2004. He previously held the positions of Associate Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University, the New Century Chair in Trade and International Economics at the Brookings Institution, and Advisor at the World Bank. He has been a consultant to numerous government organisations, including the U.S. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, United Nations Economic Commission on Europe, and United Nations Development Program, the Asian Development Bank, and to private companies such as PricewaterhouseCoopers. He holds a PhD in economics and M.S. in finance from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Wei’s research covers corruption, international finance, trade, and China, and has been reported in the Financial Times, The Economist, Business Week, Time, US News and World Report, Chicago Tribune, Asian Wall Street Journal, South China Morning Post, and other international news media. He has published widely in world-class academic journals including Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Finance, American Economic Review, Review of Economics and Statistics, Economic Journal, Journal of International Economics, European Economic Review, Canadian Journal of Economics and Journal of Development Economics.
Articles by Shang-Jin Wei:
Learning about global value chains by looking beyond official trade data: Part 2
16 April 2014, 8517 reads
Learning about global value chains by looking beyond official trade data: Part 1
7 April 2014, 9769 reads
Hopes and false hopes in China’s interest-rate reform
25 June 2013, 9761 reads
The hidden gains from trade liberalisation
15 January 2013, 10372 reads
The mystery of Chinese savings
6 February 2010, 91065 reads
The value of making commitments externally: Evidence from WTO accessions
22 January 2009, 14156 reads
Against false truisms: Exchange rate flexibility does not speed up current account adjustment
1 December 2008, 18829 reads
What share of Chinese exports is really made in China?
8 August 2008, 25038 reads
Don’t believe the hype: renminbi flexibility
29 October 2007, 37012 reads
Does financial globalisation help?
19 June 2007, 18884 reads
Is China Investing too much?
16 June 2007, 34575 reads