Paul Deng is currently an Assistant Professor of Economics at Copenhagen Business School in Denmark. He obtained his Ph.D. in International Economics and Finance from Brandeis University in 2009. Prior to Brandeis, he also obtained a master's degree in economics from Baylor University in Texas and a bachelor's degree from Zhengzhou Institute of Aeronautics in China.
Paul was an active participant of the former Asian lunch seminar series at IBS. His main research interest lies in the intersection of international economics, macroeconomics and finance, with a special focus on China. Over the past few years, in cooperation with Gary Jefferson, he has written about China's FDI and economic growth, technology and innovation, and regional productivity convergence. He continues to be a close watcher of the Chinese economy.
Albert Guangzhou Hu is an Associate Professor at the Department of Economics, National University of Singapore. He received a BA in international finance from Nankai University, PRC and a PhD in international economics from Brandeis University. His research interests include the economics of technological change and intellectual property rights in East Asian economies, particularly the Chinese economy. His current research focuses on technological innovation in Chinese industry, intellectual property rights and economic development, and using patent citations to trace international knowledge diffusion. He has also consulted for the Asian Development Bank, the World Intellectual Property Organization and the World Bank.
Jian Su is a specialist on macroeconomics and China's macroeconomy. He is Deputy Head of the Economics Department, School of Economics, Peking University, China, and Managing Editor of China Economy (Monthly). He teaches Advanced Macroeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomics, and Principles of Economics. His research focuses on macroeconomic theory, China's macroeconomic policy, and China's economic transition (especially the reform of China's state-owned enterprises).
Xin Wang is Assistant Professor of Marketing at Brandeis International Business School. Her research interests include E-Commerce, pricing and learning models. Currently she is working on projects examining cross-category purchase behavior of Chinese consumers, and competition dynamics of foreign brands in China. Her research has been published in top-tier academic journals such as Marketing Science, Quantitative Marketing and Economics, Economic Journal, Marketing Letters and Journal of Retailing. Prior to joining Brandies, Professor Wang was a faculty member of the Krannert School of Management, Purdue University. She earned her Master’s and Doctoral degrees from the Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University.