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Shang-Jin Wei

The Chazen Institute’s mission is to support, sponsor, and promote thought leadership and frontier research on issues of significance to the global economy and business. It is also the focal point for international programs and initiatives at Columbia Business School.

The Institute derives its strength from proximity to a world-class faculty at Columbia Business School and other parts of Columbia University. For example, in the area of international economics and business alone, the University boasts over twenty prominent scholars including Nobel Laureates in economics and former senior economics officials in governments and international organizations. Many of these luminaries are featured in our robust schedule of forums, conferences, and events, many of which are open to the public.

If you are a reporter or a researcher, I hope you will discover ideas and inspirations by reading our signature e-newsletter, Chazen Global Insights. In it, you'll find interviews with leading researchers and policy makers, recaps of talks and events, and thought-provoking commentaries on some of the most important issues facing the global business community.

If you are a student, you'll find details on the many ways the Chazen Institute is helping to develop the next generation of business leaders, including language courses, study tours, global immersion classes, and exchange programs with other graduate business schools.

If you are a research scholar from an overseas institution and are interested in visiting Columbia Business School, click here for information on eligibility and necessary procedures.

If you are supporter, I hope you will find evidence that your support has made a difference. If you have suggestions on new opportunities in research, teaching, and outreach, please let us know and perhaps work with us to advance the Chazen Institute’s mission.

Shang Jin Wei

Wei Jiang
Director, Chazen Institute of International Business
Arthur F. Burns Professor of Free and Competitive Enterprise, Columbia Business School

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The Chazen Institute does not have members; most of our programs are open to anyone. All current students and faculty receive our mailings.


Email us at chazen@columbia.edu, or call 212-854-4750. Our mailing address is Columbia Business School, 3022 Broadway, Uris Hall 2M2, New York, NY 10027. Our fax number is 212-851-9509.


Simply email us at chazen@columbia.edu and let us know you'd like to be added to our list. To subscribe to Chazen Global Insights, our e-newsletter, click here.


Winter study tours are announced in May; spring tours are announced in October. Check our study tour page for updates.


Alumni are welcome at most of the events we sponsor. Alumni can also learn another language through the Chazen Language Program. Be sure to sign up for the Chazen Institute email list on the alumni website to receive notification of upcoming events.

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Chazen Global Insights

Europe's Attack on Greek Democracy

It’s not about the money, says Columbia Business School’s resident Nobel laureate. It’s about forcing Greece to buckle under.

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Modi's Whirlwind First Year

Arun Jaitley, Narenda Modi’s first lieutenant describes how far India has come — and what still needs to be done.

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Europe’s Last Act?

The euro was supposed to strengthen Europe. But it has had the opposite effect.

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Greece, Argentina, and the Middle-Income Trap

Aside from an established tradition of bad macroeconomics, what do Greece and Argentina have in common? They are the world’s longest-held captives of the middle-income trap.

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How Learning Creates Growth

Joseph E. Stiglitz and Bruce C. Greenwald explain how the key to economic innovation and prosperity lies within each of us — and within entire societies. The two were awarded the Eccles Prize for Excellence in Economic Writing

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The Flaws in the Trans-Pacific Partnership

It's not a partnership of equals, and it's not a free-trade agreement.

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The United States and China: An Unsustainable Codependency

A preeminent economist says both of the world's largest economies need to rebalance. Or else...

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Get Ahead with “Idea Networking”

When opportunity takes too long to arrive, go out and find it

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Will the TPP Help Latin America?

Not if the United States gets everything it’s asking for, says Andrés Velasco, the former finance minister of Chilé and a professor at Columbia University.

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Announcements

CBS students: Bid for upcoming Chazen travel during fall bidding starting July 16th. Classes include August block week in China and winter to Brazil, Chile, Cuba, and Tunisia.
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View photos of Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister of India, at his New York talk on economic reform, sponsored by the India Business Initiative at the Chazen Institute.
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Have you checked out our new India Business Initiative? We've got news, commentaries and research.
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Congrats to Chazen Senior Scholar William Duggan on the publication of his new book “The 7th Sense.” Read an excerpt >