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PHBS Welcomes New Faculty

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Peking University HSBC Business School (PHBS) welcomes eight new faculty members who bring international education and professional experience to the campus this fall. They are Yue Cheng, Zhutong Gu, Di Li, Jing Meng, Thomas Sargent, Srinivasan Selvam, Cuifen Weng, and Kevin Ow Yong. Collectively, they have been widely published, including papers and books.

Yue Cheng
Yue Cheng, assistant professor, holds a Ph.D. in supply chain management from Pennsylvania State University, an M.S. from University of Michigan and an MBA from the University of California. Her research fields include supply chain management, product services strategy, and e-business. Further, Cheng has presented papers at many academic conferences, including the INFORMS 2016 Annual Conference and the POMS 2015 Annual Conference. POMS recognizes accomplishments in the fields of production and operations management through various prestigious awards.

Zhutong Gu
Zhutong Gu, assistant professor, Ph.D. in economics at Rutgers University. His research mainly focuses on empirical industrial organization and econometrics, yet he also probes into the fields of productivity, quantitative marketing, and antitrust policy. Gu has presented papers at many academic conferences, including the 2017 ASSA Annual Meeting and Asian Meeting of Econometric Society. He previously participated in an exchange program at Princeton University to conduct doctoral research in econometrics.

Di Li
Di Li, assistant professor, earned his Ph.D. in finance at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan. His research fields include corporate finance, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions and structural estimation. Li has published in Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis and China Economic Quarterly, among others. Prior to joining PHBS, Li was assistant professor of finance at Georgia State University. He has presented papers at several academic conferences, including the American Economics Association Annual Meeting, and the European Finance Association Annual Meeting.

Jing Meng
Jing Meng, assistant professor, graduated from the University of Nottingham with a Ph.D. in film and TV studies. Her papers have been published in academic journals such as Media, Culture & Society, the Journal of Chinese Cinemas, and Journal of International Communication. Before joining PHBS, Meng taught at the School of International Communications, University of Nottingham, Ningbo China. She also serves as a reviewer for the Journal Modern Chinese Literature and Culture and The Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art.

Thomas J. Sargent
Thomas J. Sargent, 2011 Nobel laureate in economics, joined PHBS this past June as the director of the Sargent Institute of Quantitative Economics and Finance. He earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University and has taught at Stanford and Princeton. Currently he is professor of economics at New York University. With his focus in the fields of macroeconomics, monetary economics and time series econometrics, Sargent won his longstanding reputation for his pioneering “rational expectations theory.” He has also published papers in a number of influential journals, such as The Economic Journal, Journal of Economic Literature, Review of Economic Dynamics and Quarterly Journal of Economics. Sargent will be in residence at PHBS for up to two months each year to lead research and offer macroeconomics course for Ph.D. students.

Srinivasan Selvam
Srinivasan Selvam, assistant professor, earned his Ph.D. from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, with research focusing on corporate governance, divestitures, mergers and acquisitions, banking, and risk management. He is an American Financial Association member and a Financial Management Association member and has been a CFA Charter holder since 2013. Before joining PHBS, Selvam worked at Markit, a global financial information and services company, and MSCI, an American provider of equity, fixed income, hedge fund stock market indexes, and equity portfolio analysis tools. He has presented papers at many international conferences, including the 29th Australasian Finance and Banking Conference, Sydney.

Cuifen Weng
Cuifen Weng, assistant professor, graduated from the University of New South Wales, Australia, with a Ph.D. in management. Her research fields range from international business and strategic management to innovation. Prior to her hiring here, Weng was research assistant at the East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore. Her papers have been published in China Quarterly, Journal of Contemporary China, and Journal of University of International Relations, among others. Weng has also contributed chapters to various academic publications, such as the book China’s Industrial Development in the 21st Century.

Kevin Ow Yong
Kevin Ow Yong, associate professor, earned his Ph.D. in business administration (accounting) at Duke University. Before joining PHBS, he was assistant professor of accounting at Singapore Management University. His research focus includes fair value accounting, standard setting issues, earnings quality, analysts, valuation, corporate governance, and disclosures. Yong has published in many top international journals, including Advances in Accounting, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, and European Accounting Review. Further, Yong is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), USA; Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Australia; and Chartered Accountant (CA), Singapore. He is a member of the American Accounting Association, European Accounting Association and Chinese Accounting Professors’ Association of North America.
PHBS has been working to integrate the best education resources by attracting talented faculty from home and abroad. Today, the school has 67 full-time faculty members, including international faculty from Australia, Canada, Europe, South Korea, and the U.S. Earlier this year,  PHBS opened its UK campus, in Boar’s Hill, England, three miles south of Oxford City, and set up research institutes including the Sargent Institute of Quantitative Economics and Finance, and the Research Institute of Maritime Silk Road (RIMS).
(Faculty members arranged in alphabetical order; Chinese faculty names are also in the western structure: given name, then family name)

By Annie Jin
Edited By Priscilla Young 

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