Faculty Committee


Zhiwu Chen



Asia Global Institute

Victor and William Fung Professor in Economics

Faculty of Business and Economics, The University of Hong Kong

Council member
The University of Hong Kong


Professor Zhiwu Chen is Director of the Asia Global Institute (AGI) and Victor and William Fung Professor in Economics at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). Professor Chen is a former Professor of Finance at Yale University (1999-2017). Professor Chen has been a member of HKU Council since November 2018. He is on the International Advisory Board of the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) while serving on the board of directors of Noah Holdings. He also served on the board of directors at PetroChina and Bank of Communications, and the Global Advisory Council of China Minsheng Investment Group (CMIG). 

He is a frequent contributor to media publications in China on topics of economic policy, market development, institutional reform and historical research. His work has been widely published and regularly featured in major newspapers and magazines in the United States, Hong Kong, China and many other countries. In Burson-Marsteller’s 2012 “G20 Influencers” report, Professor Chen was listed as one of the top ten political influencers in China.    

He has received research awards 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).

Professor 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.


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