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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

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The Surprising Secret of Successful Negotiation

Forget what you thought you knew. Letting the other party make the first offer doesn't always pay.

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A Greek Morality Tale

Austerity has failed repeatedly. And yet, when Greece got into trouble, it was tried again.

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Land a Top Job in Asia

It’s a land of growth, opportunity, and complexity. In part two of our series on careers in Asia, top recruiting experts describe how to crack the region’s hidden job market.

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Europe's Lapse of Reason

The European Union's malaise is self-inflicted, says Columbia Business School's resident Nobel Laureate.

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The Road to the C-Suite Goes Through Asia

No matter where your home base is, Asia is a necessary stopover on the career path to the corner office. Top search executives explain why.

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Why M&A Is Different in Japan

A byproduct of Japan's sluggish economy has been an uptick in merger and acquisition activity.

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What Makes China Buy

Tom Doctoroff, head of JWT South Asia, reveals how to snag a coveted market: Chinese online shoppers

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Announcements

March 4: “Measuring the Impact of Innovation,” The Nand and Jeet Khemka Distinguished Speaker Forum featuring R. Gopalakrishnan of Tata Sons. 6 p.m., Columbia Club, New York, NY
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Have you checked out the Chazen Institute's India Business Initiative? Peruse our research and resources on one of the world's largest economies.
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