Shang-jin WEI (Research Fellow)
Columbia University
(Jun 2014 ; Jan 2014; Jan - Feb 2013 ; Jan 2012 ; Aug 2011 ; Mar 2010 ; Dec 2009 ; Nov 2009 ; May 2009 ; Feb 2009 ; Jan 2009 ; Jan 2008 ; Feb - Jun 2001 ; Oct - Nov 2000)
Research Topic:
  • 2014: Transport Infrastructure and the Real Exchange Rate with Application to Asia
  • 2011 - 2013: Are Some Forms of Capital Flows Riskier Than Others? Lessons from the 2008-2009 Global Financial Crisis
  • 2009 - 2010: How Sustainable Is China’s High Savings Rate?
  • 2008 - 2009: Does Leapfrogging in Export Sophistication Raise Economic Growth? Evidence from China and Other Countries
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Shang-Jin Wei has been appointed as the New Century Chair in International Economics and Senior Fellow by the Brookings Institution since July 1, 2000. Before that, he had been on the faculty of Harvard University for eight years, first as an assistant professor of public policy and then an associate professor of public policy at the Kennedy School of Government. He is concurrently a research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (Cambridge, USA), Centre for Economic Policy Research (London, UK), and Harvard University's Center for International Development.

An expert in international finance, open-economy macroeconomics, international trade and investment, and reform strategies in transition economies, he has published scholarly articles in top academic journals, including Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, American Economic Review, European Economic Review, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, and Canadian Journal Economics. He has published two books, and contributed many chapters in other books.

Many of his research outcomes have useful policy implications and have been reported in eleven different newspapers and magazines, including most recently the Financial Times (November 17, 2000; May 30, 2000; and June 23, 1997), Economist magazine (September 9, 2000; January 16, 1999; and August 2, 1997), Time magazine (June 22, 1998), Business Week (January 12, 1998, and December 1997), and Hong Kong Economic Daily (October 18, 2000). His anti-corruption reform proposal, "Special Governance Zones," (with others) received a First-prize People's Choice Award at the second international Innovation Marketplace competition sponsored by the World Bank on February 8-9, 2000.

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