Yasheng Huang Keynote Speaker

  • Thought leader on emerging economies, particularly the rise of China and India
  • Professor of Global Economics and Management, Sloan School of Management, MIT
  • Critically acclaimed author, "Capitalism with Chinese Characteristics" (2008)

Yasheng Huang's Biography

Professor Yasheng Huang is an authority on how to get ahead in emerging economies. He is currently serving as the International Program Professor in Chinese Economy and Business and a Professor of Global Economics and Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Yasheng founded and runs the China Lab and the India Lab at MIT, which aims to help local start-ups improve their management strategies. He is an expert source on international business, political economy, and international management. In collaboration with other scholars, Yasheng is conducting research on human capital formation in China and India, entrepreneurship, and ethnic and labor-intensive foreign direct investment (FDI). Prior to MIT Sloan, he held faculty positions at the University of Michigan and at Harvard Business School. Yasheng has also served as a consultant to the World Bank.

His research has been profiled in many leading publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Businessworld, Le Monde, the Economic Times, as well as in numerous Chinese publications. He has also contributed to the Financial Times, The New York Times, and Foreign Policy.

Yasheng has published books on subjects such as globalisation and emerging markets; FDI, investment strategies, and financial liberalisation in China. His most recent book, “Capitalism with Chinese Characteristics” (2008), chronicles three decades of economic reform in China, and documents the critical role that private entrepreneurship played in the Communist nation’s “economic miracle.” The book was selected by the Economist magazine as one of the best books published in 2008 and was 2008 Finalist/Honourable Mention in Economics, Professional & Scholarly Publishing Division, Association of American Publishers, Inc.

Yasheng has held or received prestigious fellowships, such as the National Fellowship at Stanford University and the Social Science Research Council-MacArthur Fellowship. He is a member of the Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, a Fellow at the Center for Chinese Economic Research and the Center for China in the World Economy at Tsinghua University, a Fellow at the William Davidson Institute at Michigan Business School, and a World Economic Forum Fellow.

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Videos of Yasheng Huang

TEDtalk: Does democracy stifle economic growth? (2011)
TEDtalk: Does democracy stifle economic growth? (2011)
Reimagining India (2013)
Reimagining India (2013)

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