Shang-Jin Wei

N T Wang Professor of Chinese Business and Economy

Finance and Economics

PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Joined CBS in 2007

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Shang-Jin Wei

Office
619 Uris

Phone
212-854-9139

E-mail
sw2446@columbia.edu

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212-316-9219

Teaching and research interest

Shang-Jin Wei has been Professor of Finance and Economics and N.T. Wang Chair in Chinese Business and Economy at Columbia University's Graduate School of Business since 2007. He is also Director for the National Bureau of Economic Research's Working Group on the Chinese Economy and a Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research (Europe). Before joining Columbia University, he had had the positions of Assistant Director, Chief of Trade and Investment Division, Chief of Mission to Myanmar (Burma) at the International Monetary Fund, the New Century Chair Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and Associate Professor at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. He has undertaken consulting work for both private companies such as PricewaterhouseCoopers and government organizations such as the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, and the United Nations. Professor Wei has published extensively on topics on international finance, trade, and the Chinese economy in leading academic journals. His research has also been reported in Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Economist, Business Week, Chicago Tribune, and other news media. Professor Wei received his MS in business administration (finance) and Ph.d in economics from University of California, Berkeley.

Journal articles

Trade Liberalization and Embedded Institutional Reform: Evidence from Chinese Exporters In American Economic Review (2013)
Author(s): Amit Khandelwal, Peter Schott, Shang-Jin Wei

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Estimating Domestic Content in Exports When Processing Trade Is Pervasive In Journal of Development Economics (2012)
Author(s): Robert Koopman, Zhi Wang, Shang-Jin Wei

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From the financial crisis to the real economy: Using firm-level data to identify transmission channels In Journal of International Economics (2012)
Author(s): Stijn Claessens, Hui Tong, Shang-Jin Wei

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The Competitive Saving Motive: Evidence from Rising Sex Ratios and Savings Rates in China In Journal of Political Economy (2011)
Author(s): Shang-Jin Wei, Xiaobo Zhang

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Does Corporate Governance Risk at Home Affect Investment Choices Abroad? In Journal of International Economics (2011)
Author(s): Woochan Kim, Taeyoon Sung, Shang-Jin Wei

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The Composition Matters: Capital Inflows and Liquidity Crunch During a Global Economic Crisis In Review of Financial Studies (2011)
Author(s): Shang-Jin Wei, Hui Tong

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The Role of Intermediaries in Facilitating Trade In Journal of International Economics (2011)
Author(s): JaeBin Ahn, Amit Khandelwal, Shang-Jin Wei

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Domestic Institutions and the Bypass Effect of Financial Globalization In American Economic Journal: Economic Policy (2010)
Author(s): Shang-Jin Wei, Jiandong Ju

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Do External Interventions Work? The Case of Trade Reform Conditions in IMF Supported Programs In Journal of Development Economics (2010)
Author(s): Shang-Jin Wei, Zhiwi Zhang

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The Smuggling of Art, and the Art of Smuggling: Uncovering the Illicit Trade in Cultural Property and Antiques In American Economic Journal: Applied Economics (2009)
Author(s): Raymond Fisman, Shang-Jin Wei

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The Value of Making Commitments Externally: Evidence from WTO Accessions In Journal of International Economics (2009)
Author(s): Man-Keung Tang, Shang-Jin Wei

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Corruption and Cross-Border Investment in Emerging Markets: Firm-Level Evidence In Journal of International Money and Finance (2009)
Author(s): Beata Javorcik, Shang-Jin Wei

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Outsourcing Tariff Evasion: A New Explanation for EntrepĂ´t Trade In The Review of Economics and Statistics (2008)
Author(s): Raymond Fisman, Peter Moustakerski, Shang-Jin Wei

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Estimation of De Facto Exchange Rate Regimes: Synthesis of the Techniques for Inferring Flexibility and Basket Weights In IMF Staff Papers (2008)
Author(s): Jeffrey Frankel, Shang-Jin Wei

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In Search of a Euro Effect: Big Lessons from a Big Mac Meal? In Journal of International Money and Finance (2008)
Author(s): David Parsley, Shang-Jin Wei

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A Prism into the PPP Puzzles: The Microfoundations of Big Mac Real Exchange Rates In The Economic Journal (2007)
Author(s): David Parsley, Shang-Jin Wei

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Assessing China's Exchange Rate Regime In Economic Policy (2007)
Author(s): Jeffrey Frankel, Shang-Jin Wei

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Collateral Damage: Capital Controls and International Trade In Journal of International Money and Finance (2007)
Author(s): Shang-Jin Wei, Zhiwi Zhang

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The WTO Promotes Trade, Strongly but Unevenly In Journal of International Economics (2007)
Author(s): Arvind Subramanian, Shang-Jin Wei

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Monetary Policies for Developing Countries: The Role of Institutional Quality In Journal of International Economics (2006)
Author(s): Haizhou Huang, Shang-Jin Wei

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Connecting two views on financial globalization: Can we make further progress? In Journal of the Japanese and International Economies (2006)
Author(s): Shang-Jin Wei

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Transparency and International Portfolio Holdings In The Journal of Finance (2004)
Author(s): R. Gaston Gelos, Shang-Jin Wei

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Tax Rates and Tax Evasion: Evidence from 'Missing Imports' in China In Journal of Political Economy (2004)
Author(s): Raymond Fisman, Shang-Jin Wei

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CaseWorks

Foxconn versus BYD (B): Strategic Approach to Intellectual Property Management in Emerging Markets: Spring 2014
Author(s): Yahong Li, Jiangyong Lu, Zhigang Tao, Shang-Jin Wei

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Negotiation in China: How Universal?: Fall 2011
Author(s): Shang-Jin Wei, Zhigang Tao

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Viagra in China: A Prolonged Battle over Intellectual Property Rights: Fall 2010
Author(s): Shang-Jin Wei, Yahong Li, Jiangyong Lu, Zhigang Tao

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Foxconn versus BYD (A): Commercial Espionage or Learning by Hiring?: Fall 2009
Author(s): Yahong Li, Jiangyong Lu, Zhigang Tao, Shang-Jin Wei

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Books

China's Growing Role in World Trade (2010)
Author(s): Shang-Jin Wei, Robert Feenstra

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Working Papers

Tracing Value-added and Double Counting in Gross Exports NBER Working Paper No 18579 (2012)
Author(s): Robert Koopman, Zhi Wang, Shang-Jin Wei

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When Is Quality of Financial System a Source of Comparative Advantage? NBER Working Paper No. 13984 (2008)
Author(s): Jiandong Ju, Shang-Jin Wei

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Current Account Adjustment: Some New Theory and Evidence NBER No. 13388 (2007)
Author(s): Jiandong Ju, Shang-Jin Wei

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Financial Globalization: A Reappraisal NBER Working Paper No. 12484 (2006)
Author(s): M. Ayhan Kose, Eswar Prasad, Kenneth Rogoff, Shang-Jin Wei

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Offshoring Tariff Evasion: Evidence from Hong Kong as Entrepôt Trader Working Paper (2005)
Author(s): Raymond Fisman, Peter Moustakerski, Shang-Jin Wei

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Fear of service outsourcing: Is it justified? NBER Working Paper Series No. 10808 (2004)
Author(s): Mary Amiti, Shang-Jin Wei

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Forthcoming Articles

A Faith-based Initiative: Does a Flexible Exchange Rate Regime Really Facilitate Current Account Adjustment? In Review of Finanical Studies (2013)
Author(s): Menzie Chinn, Shang-Jin Wei

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