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Professor of Economics
PhD, Harvard University
Areas of Expertise: China’s Economy, Contract Theory, Development Economics, Economic Reform, Law and Economics, Law and Finance, Political Economics, Transition Economics
Xu Chenggang is Professor of Economics at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business. He is one of the first recipients (joint with Yingyi Qian) of China Economics Prize for contributions in understanding government and enterprise incentive mechanisms for the transition economy of China.
Dr Xu received his PhD in Economics from Harvard in 1991. He is currently a board member of the Ronald Coase Institute (RCI) and a research fellow of the CEPR. He has previously taught at the London School of Economics (1991-2009) as a Reader, at the University of Hong Kong (2009-2016) as Chung Hon-Dak Professor in Economic Development and as Quoin Professor in Economic Development (2008-2016), and as Special-Term Visiting Professor at Tshinghua University (2002-). He has also taught and worked at Harvard (1992-2002), the IMF (1997-1999) and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (1982-1992). He was the President of the Asian Law and Economics Association (2010-2012) and World-Class University Professor at Seoul National University (2009-2013). He won the Sun Yefang Economics Prize in 2013. In 2016, he was the joint winner of the China Economics Prize.
He has served as co-editor for three major international and national journals in economics, finance and law & economics and as a member of editorial boards for more than a dozen major international and Chinese journals in economics, finance and law-and-economics. He has worked in consultory roles for the Chinese State Council, PBOC, UNDP, UK HM Treasury, the World Bank and others, and has been at the forefront of Chinese reform debates since the 1980s.
2016 The first recipient of China Economics Prize for contributions in understanding government and enterprise incentive mechanisms for the transition economy of China.
February 19, 2020
Dear all students, staff and members of the CKGSB community,
As the public health emergency caused by COVID-19 is still ongoing, I hope you are all staying safe and healthy. The safety of our staff and students are our top priority at this point, which is why all staff members will work remotely for the time being. In addition, we will offer online learning to our students, in order to continue our curriculum offering, and provide a series of webinars for the wider community on relevant topics.
Fundamental to the core of Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business’ (CKGSB) vision is to cultivate transformative business leaders with a strong sense of social responsibility. To this extent, I’m extremely proud to see the CKGSB community coming together in recent weeks to provide support through donations big and small. Meanwhile, our professors are examining the economic and social impact of the virus and will continue to release data and analysis in the coming weeks.
We will continue to support relief efforts and work together with government agencies, private corporations and international organizations in a meaningful way. Our thoughts and wishes are with all of the people affected by the COVID-19.
Professor of China Business and Globalization
Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business