Victor and William Fung Professor in Economics
School of Economics and Finance
The University of Hong Kong
Former Yale Professor of Finance
Zhiwu Chen is the Director of the Asia Global Institute (AGI) and the Victor and William Fung Professor in Economics at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). Prior to joining the HKU in 2016, he has been a Professor of Finance for 18 years at Yale University (1999-2017), a Special-Term Visiting Professor at Peking University (2014-17), Associate Professor at Ohio State University (1995-99) and Assistant Professor at University of Wisconsin – Madison (1990-95). His research covers finance theory, sociology of finance, economic history, emerging markets, and China’s economy and capital markets.
He has received numerous research rewards including the Graham and Dodd Award (2013), the Pacesetter Research Award (1999), the Merton Miller Prize (1994), and the Chicago Board Options Exchange Competitive Research Award (1994). He is on the International Advisory Board of the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), the Global Advisory Council of China Minsheng Investment Group (CMIG), and on the board of directors at IDG Energy Investment, the Bank of Communications, and Noah Holdings. Prof. Chen was one of the three founding partners at Zebra Capital Management (2001-11).
Prof. Chen received his PhD in financial economics from Yale University in 1990; MS in systems engineering from Changsha Institute of Technology in 1986; and BS in computer science from Central-South University in 1983.