Prof. Shang-Jin Wei, Academic Visiting Professor of Finance and Economics at Fanhai International School of Finance (FISF), and Professor of Finance and Economics at Columbia University. He also serves as the Director of Chinese Economy Working Group at National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER, a world-renowned economic research alliance and academic think tank) and Non-resident Fellow at the Brookings Institution.
He previously held the positions of Chief Economist of Asian Development Bank (ADB), Associate Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University, Assistant Director and Chief of Trade and Investment Division at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and Advisor at the World Bank (WB).
Prof. Wei was recently awarded the 2020 Sun Yefang Prize in Economic Science. He is also a recipient of the 2019 Contemporary Economics Prize, the 2014 Sun Yefang Prize in Economics, the 2014 Zhang Peigang Prize in Development Economics Research, the 2016 and 2020 Pushan Prizes for Excellence in Research on the World Economy, Peak Award in the 2020-2021 Digital Finance Research Competition, and the Ann Tse Kai (An Zijie) Research Prize on International Trade.
Prof. Wei’s research has been published in top academic journals including Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of International Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Development Economics, American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, Journal of International Money and Finance, Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, etc.
Many of Prof. Wei’s research papers are highly influential with a high citation count. The total Google Scholar citation count of Professor Wei's research by July 2021 was 52254. 42 of his papers have a citation count exceeding 400, 14 exceeding 800, and 4 exceeding 2000. By RePEc (Research Papers in Economics), a globally renowned economics research database, Prof. Wei has been ranked number one among Chinese economists worldwide.
Professor Wei has been a co-editor of Journal of Development Economics, an associate editor of Journal of International Economics, and Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money, and an advisory board member of The China Economic Review.
Professor Wei is the founding Director of NBER Chinese Economy Working Group. He has co-organized NBER-CCER Annual Conference (National Bureau of Economic Research - China Center for Economic Research of Peking University) for 23 years.
Professor Wei has trained many students in his career. His doctoral graduates are working in universities, think tanks, international organizations, governments and financial industries in China, the United States, Canada, Australia, South Korea, Europe and other places.
(Updated by August 2021)