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Chenggang Xu joined the University of Hong Kong in 2009. He obtained his PhD in economics from Harvard University in 1991 under the supervision of Janos Kornai and Eric Maskin (2007 Nobel Laureate). He taught at London School of Economics for 17 years; and at Tsinghua University as Special-Term Professor for 6 years. He had visiting positions at HKUST, Harvard and IMF. His research interests are contract theory, corporate finance/governance, law and finance, financial regulation, development, institutions, and Chinese economy. He is a Research Fellow at the CEPR (Europe); was a faculty fellow of Harvard Institute for International Development and Center for International Development of Harvard. He has served as co-editor and member of editorial boards for more than a dozen major international and Chinese journals in economics and finance. He has publications in major journals, such as Journal of Political Economy, American Economic Review, Review of Economic Studies, European Economic Review, American Law and Economic Review, Economics Letters, Journal of Comparative Economics, Economics of Transition, etc.; chapters in more than a dozen books, and has published a book. He delivered invited talks at Econometric Society’s Congress, AEA Meetings, EEA Meetings, and China Economic Annual Conference, etc. He has been invited to give talks in dozens of top universities in the US, Europe, Asia and China; to provide policy advises on Chinese reforms by the Chinese State Council, Peoples Bank of China, the CASS, the World Bank, the IMF, the UNDP, the EBRD, and the UK HM Treasury. He has served as consultants for the World Bank and the IMF.
UC Berkeley on May 6-7, 2011 Link to Book