Charles Chang

Education Background:Ph.D. in Finance, University of California, Berkeley

Research Interests:Fin-Tech, Investments, Corporate Finance, Behavioral Finance



Charles Chang, Deputy Dean of Academics, Professor of Finance, Director of the Fintech Research Center, Fanhai International School of Finance, Member of the finance faculty at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Professor Chang was also a faculty member at the Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He was a visiting professor for National Taiwan University and Peking University. Prior to returning to Asia, he spent six years on the professorial faculty at Cornell University.

Professor Chang’s research spans the fields of Fin-tech, investments, corporate finance, and behavioral finance with a focus on emerging markets. He has ever won the National Merit Scholar in United States of America. His work has been noted in more than 200 media outlets with work published in top journals such as the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Corporate Finance, the Journal of International Money and Finance, the Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Derivatives and Financial Management.

Professor Chang established the Fintech Research Center (FRC) in 2018. He led the team co-hosted the Forum "The future of Fintech" with Sustainable Development Group of the United Nations on The World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland in January 2019. In April 2019, FRC co-organized the forum "Future of Money 2019: Brilliance in Fintech" with The Swiss Federal Government and Oriental Securities Co., Ltd. The Swiss Federal President and Finance Minister, Mr. Ueli Maurer participated the event with his finance and economic delegation. In January 2020, Professor Chang led the FRC team to attend the World Economic Forum 2020 and jointly held a forum, affiliated to the "Davos China Day", with UN Digital Financing Task Force and China Digital Finance Advisory Group. Forum discussion focused on the future world of green digital finance, financial innovations to achieve UN SDGs, digital assets securitization, etc. In July 2020, Professor Chang won the "Application Peak" grant offered by Shanghai Institute of International Finance and Economics.

His main teaching interest is Fin-Tech, Investment, Corporate finance.

Professor Chang was a decorated scholar at the University of Pennsylvania where he earned Bachelor degrees in electrical engineering and finance at the Wharton School, in 1998. Then, in 2003, he received a PhD in Finance from the Haas Business School at the University of California, Berkeley.

(Updated by July 2021)