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Baizhu Chen, PhD


Professor Baizhu Chen is the Academic Director of the Global EMBA (GEMBA) program of the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. He teaches in the Department of Finance, specializing in International Economics, Macroeconomics and Chinese Financial Markets. He is also a senior researcher in the Institute of Finance and Banking, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Dr. Chen is a visiting professor at Fudan University School of Management as well as China University of Politics and Law.

Professor Chen is a member of the Overseas Chinese Expert Advisors Committee to the Minister of Sciences and Technologies (MOST) of P.R. China. He has trained and consulted senior executives of various companies including Aegon Life, Aegon-Industrial Fund, GF Securities, Brilliance Group, Little Swan Appliances, Xi’an Janssen Pharmaceutical, Eli Lilly, LuJiaZui Group, Shanghai Stock Exchange and Pudong Government of Shanghai.

Dr. Chen’s research has appeared in various peer reviewed journals. He is the author of Chinese Financial Market Reform: Problems, Progress and Prospects as well as six other books. Dr. Chen is a recipient of grants from the Washington Center for China Studies, the Ford Foundation, the Chinese National Science Foundation, CIBEAR and Eurasian Studies for his research on China’s central bank monetary policies and the Chinese financial market. He has served as a guest speaker at the Chinese American Professional Society, the Pacific Asia Business Outlook, the Economic Forum of the Voice of America, and the Party School of the Chinese Communist Party Central Committee.

Professor Chen sits on the boards of Aegon – Industrial Fund Management Co., Wipit, Inc., and Gnoman Technology Ltd. He is also the chief economist of Sino-Century Capital Asset Management.

Dr. Chen received his Ph.D. and M.A. in economics from the University of Rochester and his B.S. in mathematics from Fudan University in China. Professor Chen was formerly the President of the Chinese Economists Society.