Dr. Shang-Jin Wei is Professor of Finance and Economics, and N.T. Wang Professor of Chinese Business and Economy at Columbia University's Graduate School of Business. Dr. Wei is also Director of the Working Group on the Chinese Economy and Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, as well as a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research.
During 2014-2016, he was Chief Economist and Director General of Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department of Asian Development Bank.
Before taking up the Professorship at Columbia University in 2007, he was Assistant Director and Chief of Trade and Investment Division at the International Monetary Fund. He was the IMF’s Chief of Mission to Myanmar (a.k.a. Burma) in 2004. He previously held the positions of Associate Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University, the New Century Chair in Trade and International Economics at the Brookings Institution, and Advisor at the World Bank. He has been a Consultant to numerous government organisations, including the U.S. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, United Nations Economic Commission on Europe, and United Nations Development Program, the Asian Development Bank, and to private companies such as PricewaterhouseCoopers. He holds a PhD in economics and M.S. in finance from the University of California, Berkeley.
Dr. Wei’s research covers corruption, international finance, trade, and China, and has been reported in the Financial Times, The Economist, Business Week, Time, US News and World Report, Chicago Tribune, Asian Wall Street Journal, South China Morning Post, and other international news media. He has published widely in world-class academic journals including Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Finance, American Economic Review, Review of Economics and Statistics, Economic Journal, Journal of International Economics, European Economic Review, Canadian Journal of Economics and Journal of Development Economics.