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Professor Xu, Chenggang 許成綱

Title:
Honorary Professor

Faculty:

Professional Qualifications
YearAwarding InstitutionQualification
1982Tsinghua UniversityM.Sc. in Engineering
1991Harvard UniversityPh.D. in Economics
Biography

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.

 
Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
2011-07-01GRF grant, Project Number, 756711, Project Title: Chinese Local Governments, Industrial Clusters, and Regional Disparities,Total Award HK$924,805: RGC, Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2009-01-01"World Class University" Award (South Korean Government). 1.2 million USD. (with B-Y Kim and Keun Lee of Seoul National University), for a five year period between 2009 and 2114.
Others
2012-07-01RGC Theme-based Research Scheme (TRS) Project on "Enhancing Hong Kong's Future as a Leading International Financial Centre" (T31-717 112-R), HK$15.365 million (including on-cost), from 1 Aug 2012 to 31 Jul 2017. As a co-Principal Investigator and a Managing Committee member.: RGC, Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2010-01-01"World Class University" Award (South Korean Government). 1.2 million USD. (with B-Y Kim and Keun Lee of Seoul National University), for a five year period between 2009 and 2114.”: the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation funded by the Korean Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Korea
Teaching Accomplishment
2013-05-012013 Sun Yefang Economic Science Prize (the most prestige prize in economic science in China): Sun Yefang Economic Science Foundation, [2013年孙冶芳经济学论文奖(中国最高的经济学奖)]
Research Achievement
2011-01-01Being selected/ included in the Who's Who in the World: The Marquis Who’s Who
Others
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
2002-Editorial Board memberEconomic Systems
2001-Editorial Board memberJournal of Emerging Market Finance
2001-Academic advisory committee memberChina Economic Quarterly
2009-MemberThe scientific committee of the China Economic Summer Institute (an international collaborative venture among NBER (US), CEPR (Europe), BREAD (US-UK), Tsinghua, PKU and HKU)
2013-2014Program Committee memberThe 17th World Congress of the International Economic Association (IEA)
1998-Editorial Board memberJing-ji She-hui Ti-zhi Bi-jiao (Comparative Socio-Economic Systems)
2012-MemberSun Ye Fang Economic Prize Committee 孙冶方经济科学奖第十五届评奖委员会
2011-Chief-Economist《中国改革》(China Reform)
2003-Academic committee memberChina Journal of Finance
2011Program Committee memberThe 16th World Congress of the International Economic Association (IEA)
2009-Co-editorJournal of Asian Law and Economics
2000-Co-editorAnnals of Economics and Finance
2002-Editorial Board memberBi-jiao (Comparative Studies)
2005-Editorial Board memberChina Economic Review
2010-2012PresidentAsia Law and Economics Association
2003-Academic committee memberChina Public Administration Review
2014-Co-editorSeoul Journal of Economics
2011-Editorial Board memberSeoul Journal of Economics
2009-Co-editorChina Journal of Economics
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