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July 11, 2014

Wei Jiang Named Director of Chazen Institute


Wei Jiang, the Arthur F. Burns Professor of Free and Competitive Enterprise in the Finance and Economics Division, has been appointed Director of the School’s Jerome A. Chazen Institute of International Business.

Jiang joined Columbia Business School in 2001. Her research focuses on institutional investors, and she is a four-time recipient of teaching excellence awards. She is highly involved as a faculty member, having also served on the faculty advisory boards of the Chazen Institute, the Heilbrunn Center for Graham & Dodd Investing, and the Richard Paul Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy. She is also currently the finance area editor of Management Science and associate editor at the Journal of Finance and Review of Financial Studies.

“Wei is ideally suited to lead the Chazen Institute, given her years of providing direction and ideas as a member of the institute’s academic advisory board and as a teacher and speaker in Chazen-organized programs, events, and research workshops,” said Dean Glenn Hubbard. “Her expertise and hands-on involvement will serve the institute well in continuing to continuing to offer students, faculty, and alumni unique insights.”

The Chazen Institute was founded in 1991 by Jerome A. Chazen ’50, who recognized the need for a new kind of leader who understood cross-cultural issues and their impact on business. Today, the institute draws on the expertise of world-class faculty members and business leaders to help shape the thinking and discourse on major global business issues. By sharing its thought leadership, training students as the next generation of global leaders, and supporting major research, the Chazen Institute serves as a gateway to the people and ideas that transform the international marketplace.