Phone: +86-10-8518 8858 ext. 3919
Professor of Economics
DPhil (Mathematics) Oxford, England
Areas of Expertise: Corporate Governance, Financial Economics, International & Development Economics, International Finance
Prof. Leslie Young holds a Bachelor and a Master of Science from Victoria University of Wellington and a Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics from University of Oxford. He completed his doctorate at age 20 and won a Senior Mathematics Prize for the best dissertation of his year. He received an Honorary Doctor of Commerce from Victoria University of Wellington in 2004 and an Honorary Doctorate from the Estonian School of Business in 2009. Prof. Young served as Professor of Finance and Economics at University of Texas at Austin and Wei Lun Professor of Finance at the Chinese University of Hong Kong before he joined CKGSB.
Prof. Young’s current research interests include international financial economics, political economy and international corporate governance. His book Black Hole Tariffs and Endogenous Redistribution Theory was published by the Cambridge University Press with commendations by two Nobel Prize winners and by the Chairman of the Nobel Committee. He has also authored over 40 academic articles in leading international professional journals. Prof. Young also served an unprecedented four terms on the editorial board of the American Economic Review, the leading scholarly journal in economics.
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