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Thursday, May 28, 2020 (8:30 AM - 9:30 AM)

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Wei Li (Professor of Economics at the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB))

Wei Li

Professor of Economics at the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB)

Wei Li is Associate Dean of the Global MBA program and Professor of Economics at the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB). He is also the director of the Case Center and the Center for Responsible Business in CKGSB.

Before joining CKGSB in 2011, he was Professor of Business Administration at the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, where he served for 11 years. Between 1994 and 2000, he was assistant professor and then associate professor of business administration at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. He also served as a visiting professor at CKGSB and at Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management.

An authority on Chinese economy, Dr. Li’s research focus is on development, taxation, and emerging market finance. He currently publishes a monthly Business Conditions Index (BCI) based on surveys of small and medium sized private firms in China. The data series since 2011 are available on Bloomberg and Reuters, among other data providers.

Dr. Li holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan and a B.Eng. from Shanghai Jiaotong University.

Mary Boyd (Network Director, Shanghai of The Economist Corporate Network)

Mary Boyd

Network Director, Shanghai of The Economist Corporate Network

Mary Boyd is responsible for programme development and client servicing in Shanghai. She also provides research and conceptual support on China for Economist Corporate Network programmes. Before joining the Economist Group Mary Boyd was in the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, serving on assignment in Hong Kong, Thailand, Taiwan and China (in Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chongqing). Since leaving government service she has researched and published on economic development and governance issues in China, and has undertaken consultancy work for the World Bank and other international institutions, as well as multinational companies. She has written for a number of Economist Intelligence Unit publications, including Country Report, China Hand and Business China. She co-authored the Economist Intelligence Unit report: Taking on the Competition: Domestic Companies in China. Ms Boyd has an MA (area studies) and an MSc (public policy and management) from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and has also completed language studies at Nanjing University. Her research interests include local governance and decentralisation policies and public-sector reform.