Monthly Archives: April 2009

Global and Economic Implications of China’s Sex Ratio Imbalance, April 16th

A lecture by Shang-Jin Wei, of Columbia University

Thursday, April 16th, 2009 5:30pm Sargent Hall, room 295 120 Tremont Street

Dr. Shang-Jin Wei is Professor of Finance and Economics and N.T. Wang Professor of Chinese Business and Economy at Columbia University, and Director of Working Group on the Chinese Economy and Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (US), and Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research (Europe). Prior to his Columbia appointment, 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 (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 organizations 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 Pricewaterhouse Coopers.

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, Economist, 20, Business Week, Times, 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.

He is the author, co-author, or co-editor of several books including China’s Evolving Role in the World Trade (with R. Feenstra, forthcoming University of Chicago Press), The Globalization of the Chinese Economy, (with J. Wen and H. Zhou, Edward Elgar, 2002), Economic Globalization: Finance, Trade and Policy Reforms, (Beijing University Press, 2000), and Regional Trading Blocs in the World Economic System, (J. A. Frankel with E. Stein and S.-J. Wei, Institute for International Economics, 1997).

This event is a presentation sponsored by the Barbara and Richard M. Rosenberg Institute for East Asian Studies.  For more information about the Institute, please visit  For more information regarding this event, please contact 617-573-6316 or