Shang-Jin Wei, N.T. Wang Professor of Chinese Business and Economy at Columbia Business School

The first incumbent for the N.T. Wang Professorship in Chinese Economy and Business is Dr. Shang-Jin Wei, former Head of the Trade Unit at the International Monetary Fund and a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. Prior to that, he was Director of the National Bureau of Economic Research’s Working Group on the Chinese Economy. Professor Wei has published widely in academic journals on international finance and trade, as well as on reform strategies in developing and transition economies. His research has been reported in the Economist, Business Week, Chicago Tribune, Asian Wall Street Journal, and other international news media. Dr. Wei also has extensive experience as a consultant to numerous governmental organizations including the Asian Development Bank, U.S. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, United Nations Economic Commission on Europe, and United Nations Development Program, and to private companies such as PricewaterhouseCoopers. Dr. Wei, who holds a PhD in economics and M.S. in finance from the University of California, Berkeley, brings to Columbia University an expert combination of scholarly research and implementation thereof in international business collaborations.

Amit Khandelwal, Associate Professor of Finance and Economics at Columbia Business School

Professor Khandelwal teaches an elective course on International Business. His research interests examine issues in international and development economics, including the strategic response of firms to trade liberalizations and increased international competition.