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    Knowledge creation on China, from proven China experts.


Faculty Profiles


Child, Travers Barclay

Assistant Professor of Finance, CEIBS 

Dr. Travers Barclay Child is an Assistant Professor of Finance at China Europe International Business School (CEIBS). In 2018 he completed his PhD studies in Economics at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the Tinbergen Institute. Dr. Child’s current research interests focus on corporate ownership, political connections, and board networks of publicly listed firms. His research also studies foreign aid, public opinion, violence, and corruption in post-conflict settings. Dr. Child’s research has been published in international peer reviewed journals, including the Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Corporate Finance, and Conflict Management and Peace Science. He has guest-edited a special Afghanistan issue of the Economics of Peace and Security Journal, and has refereed for leading field journals in economics, accounting, and political science. Dr. Child has won numerous grants, scholarships, and awards during his academic life, including a Marie Curie Research Fellowship based at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, and full PhD funding under the competitive Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) grant. Dr. Child also completed a visiting research placement at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and has done consultancy work for the World Bank. He has given talks at NATO Communications and Information Agency, EBRD, and a host of academic institutions around the world.

  • 2018, PhD, Economics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 2013, MPhil, Economics, Tinbergen Institute, Netherlands
  • 2010, MSc, IPE, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • 2009, BA, Economics, University of Victoria, Canada
  • Political Economy of Finance
  • Aid Effectiveness
  • Applied Microeconometrics
  • Machine Learning
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Corporate Finance
  • Business Ethics