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Zhiwu Chen speaker

Zhiwu Chen

New Haven, USA

One of the most influential academics on the Chinese economy

Professor of Finance, Yale School of Management (1999-present)

Leading public intellectual, with a Weibo (Chinese Twitter) following of over 9 million

Dr. Zhiwu Chen is Professor of Finance at Yale School of Management, and a Chair Professor at Tsinghua University School of Human Sciences. Before joining Yale, Dr. Chen was Professor of Finance at the Ohio State University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

He sits on the executive boards of various companies including the Bank of Communications (2010-present), and PetroChina (2011-present); he was also on China State Council’s Advisory Panel on the Formation of the China Investment Corporation. He was Chief Academic Advisor to China Central Television (CCTV) for two documentary series, “Wall Street” and “Money.” In 2011 he was appointed the Chief Advisor of the Permal Group, an alternative asset management firm.

Dr. Chen is a public intellectual in China, with a Weibo (Chinese Twitter) following of over 9 million; in 2010 The Time Weekly named him one of “Ten Public Intellectuals Influencing China” and in 2012 public relations agency Burson-Marsteller named him one of China’s ten most influential political voices on Weibo.

His work has been featured in newspapers and magazines in the US, Hong Kong, China and other countries. He is a frequent contributor to top economics and finance journals, and media publications in China, with articles ranging from securities valuation to capital market development, the impact of financial markets on society and culture and economic policy topics.

His list of books published in China includes: “How Is Wealth Created?” (2005), “Media, Law and Markets” (2005), “Why Are the Chinese Industrious and Yet Not Rich?” (2008), “Irrational Overconfidence?” (2008), “The Logic of Finance” (2009), “24 Wealth Lectures” (2009), and “Assessing China’s Economic Growth of the Past 30 Years” (2010).

Our Comment

"Zhiwu Chen is one of the most influential academics on the Chinese economy, who discusses timely and important economic issues. He offers insight in to the key forces driving the Chinese economies past growth and the possible investment opportunities and risks going forward. He is an expert speaker on finance theory, securities valuation, emerging markets, and China's economy and capital markets."

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