Professor Zhiwu Chen is editor-in-chief of AsiaGlobal Online and a member of the editorial board of the online journal. Professor Chen takes charge of the overall direction of AsiaGlobal Online, ensuring that the online journal fulfills its mission of informing global policy actions in contribution towards a prosperous and sustainable future for all.
Professor Chen is the director of the Asia Global Institute (AGI), the Victor and William Fung professor in economics at The University of Hong Kong (HKU), and a member of the HKU Council. Prior to joining HKU, he was a professor of finance for 18 years at Yale University (1999-2017), a special-term visiting professor at Peking University (2014-2017), associate professor at Ohio State University (1995-1999), and assistant professor at University of Wisconsin–Madison (1990-1995). He is also on the International Advisory Committee for the China Securities Regulatory Commission and on the board of directors at Bank of Communications, Noah Holdings, and IDG Energy Investment Group. His research and publications cover finance theory, sociology of finance, economic history, emerging markets, and China’s economy and capital markets. He has received many awards for his books in Chinese, Logic of Finance (2009) and Why Are the Chinese Industrious but Not Rich? (2008), and several research awards including the Graham and Dodd Award (2013), the Pacesetter Research Award (1999), the Merton Miller Prize (1994), and the Chicago Board Options Exchange Competitive Research Award (1994).