On July 31, 2013, Dr. Li Wei, professor of economics at the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB), received the prestigious “Best Professor in Economics” award by the World Education Congress, CMO Asia and CMO Council at the fourth annual Asia’s Best B-School Awards event in Singapore.
Preceded by a panel discussion, the evening award ceremony was presented across 13 institutional categories and was attended by various business industry professionals. Dr. Li received a trophy and a citation in recognition of his commitment to teaching, research and scholarship at CKGSB.
Asia’s Best B-school Awards are presented to individuals and institutions that have demonstrated excellence in performance and have set a positive example as role models and leaders. Moreover, the awards recognize individuals who make a difference to their institutions through leadership, innovation, applying a combined academic and industry approach, and responding to the goal of cultivating the next generation of future leaders.
Dr. Li is a full-time professor of economics and emerging markets finance and director of the Case Center at CKGSB. He is the author of Investing in Emerging Markets, published by the CFA Institute (formerly the Association for Investment Management and Research), and his research insights have been featured in Foreign Affairs, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and CNNfn.
Prior to joining CKGSB, Dr. Li served as a professor at the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business. He was also previously a research associate at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Studies and taught at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Dr. Li received this Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. His areas of research include China and Eastern European comparative reform strategies and economic performance, valuation in emerging markets, the impact of managerial incentives and market competition on firm performance, and the linkage between financial market development and taxation.