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Santander Chair in Economics and Finance, CEIBS
* 1991 Ph. D. in Economics, University of California, Davis
* 1981 MA in Industrial Economics, People's University of China
* Financial Institutions and Financial Markets
* Transitional Economies
* China 's Economic Reform
Dr. Xiaonian Xu is Professor of Economics and Finance at CEIBS. He has worked for China International Capital Corporation Limited (CICC) since 1999 as Managing Director and Head of Research. In 2002, the research team under Dr. Xu was ranked No. 1 among domestic brokerage firms by Chinese institutional investors. In the same survey, Dr. Xu himself was voted as the best in economics research. Prior to CICC, Dr. Xu was Senior Economist with Merrill Lynch Asia Pacific, based in Hong Kong from 1997 to 1998. He worked as a consultant of the World Bank in Washington DC in 1996. Dr. Xu was appointed Assistant Professor of Amherst College, Massachusetts, from 1991 to 1995, teaching Economics and Financial Markets. He was employed by the State Development Research Centre of China as a research fellow from 1981 to 1985.
Dr. Xu obtained a Ph.D. in Economics, University of California, Davis, in 1991, and MA in Industrial Economics in 1981 from People's University of China. He received the Sun Yefang Economics Prize in 1996, the highest Chinese award in the field, for his research on China’s capital markets. His research interests include: Macroeconomics, Finance, Financial Institutions and Financial Markets, Transitional Economies, and China’s Economic Reform. Dr. Xu is the recipient of the 2005 and 2006 CEIBS Teaching Excellence Award. He also received the prestigious CEIBS Medal for Teaching Excellence in 2010.