Professor Chen Zhiwu
Director of Asia Global Institute
Victor and William Fung Professor at HKU
Professor Zhiwu CHEN is the Director of the Asia Global Institute (AGI) and Victor and William Fung Professor in Economics at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). His research covers finance theory, sociology of finance, economic history, emerging markets, and China's economy and capital markets. Prior to joining the AGI as Director, he had been a professor of finance for 18 years at Yale University and Professor Chen is also a Special-Term Visiting Professor of the School of Economics at Peking University.
Professor Chen is on the International Advisory Board of the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC); he is a foreign member of the Global Advisory Council of China Minsheng Investment Group (CMIG), and a board member of PetroChina, Bank of Communications, and Noah Holdings. He was a member of the Expert Committee for the formation of the China Investment Corporation, and Chief Academic Advisor to two 10-episode CCTV documentary series. His work has been featured in newspapers and magazines in the United States, Hong Kong, China and many other countries. In Burson-Marsteller's 2012 'G20 Influencers' report, Professor Chen was listed as one of the top ten political influencers in China.
Professor Chen is a frequent contributor to media publications in China on topics of economic policy, market development and legal reform. He has published many books and has received several book awards in China and Hong Kong, among them are "The Logic of Finance" which received 23 different awards in China and Hong Kong, and "Why are the Chinese Industrious and Yet Not Rich" which received the best book award from hexun.com. Professor Chen has also received numerous research awards including the Graham and Dodd Award (2013), the Pacesetter Research Award (1999), the Merton Miller Prize (1994), and the Chicago Board Options Exchange Competitive Research Award (1994).