Shang-Jin Wei
N. T. Wang Professor of Chinese Business and Economy, and Director, Jerome A. Chazen Institute of International Business


Shang-Jin Wei has been a faculty member at Columbia Business School since 2007, where he also serves as the director of the Jerome A. Chazen Institute of International Business. ┬áHe is also the director of the National Bureau of Economic Research’s Working Group on the Chinese Economy, as well as a research fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research (Europe).

Before joining Columbia, he held the positions of assistant director, chief of trade and investment division, chief of mission to Myanmar (Burma) at the International Monetary Fund; the New Century Chair Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and an associate professor at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. He has undertaken consulting work for both private companies and numerous government organizations.

Professor Wei has published on topics on international finance, trade, and the Chinese economy in leading academic journals, and his research has been reported extensively in the news media. Professor Wei received his MS in business administration (finance) and PhD in economics from the University of California, Berkeley.