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Director's Welcome

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

 

Frequently Asked Questions

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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

Is Australia on the Wrong Track?

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has defended many of his government’s reforms by invoking the American model of cutbacks on spending.

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Beyond China: Where Asian Growth Is

For investors and deal-makers, there is ample opportunity beyond China and India said Changyong Rhee of the IMF at a recent Chazen Institute event.

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Creating a Learning Society

Virtually every government policy, intentionally or not, has direct and indirect effects on learning, says Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz

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India's New Prime Minister: What Needs to Happen Now

Two Columbia University professors who are authors of a new award-winning book discuss what's at stake.

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Tunisia's Fight for Democracy

The new Prime Minister explains how revolution is leading to freedom and a country of laws.

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Turkey's Hot-Money Problem

Ongoing financial volatility in emerging economies is fueling debate about whether the so-called “Fragile Five” — Brazil, India, Indonesia, South Africa, and Turkey — should be viewed as victims of their excessive integration into global financial markets.

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Reforming China's State-Market Balance

Many of China’s problems today stem from too much market and too little government, says Nobel laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz.

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One Europe, One Banking System

Could it happen? What are the benefits and obstacles? Two prominent Euro economists go head-to-head.

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Lessons from Portugal

Former Finance Minister Vítor Gaspar opens up about his resignation last summer and the hope he still holds for his economically challenged country.

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Upcoming Events

Registration open for Chazen language classes until Sept. 9.
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Sept. 4: Chazen Institute info session for CBS students. 12:30 p.m., Uris 307

Sept 9: Information session for CBS students interested in organizing a Winter Study Tour. 12:30 p.m., Uris 142