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India Lab Faculty

Yasheng Huang

Yasheng Huang

International Program Professor in Chinese Economy and Business
Professor of Global Economics and Management
Contact Information
Office: E62-442
Tel: (617) 253-9768
Fax: (617) 253-2660
E-mail: yshuang@mit.edu
Support Staff

Name: Christine Haynes
Tel: (617) 253-6621
E-mail: cmhaynes@mit.edu

Group(s)

Global Economics and Management

Research Center(s)

Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship

General Expertise

Asia; China; Developing countries; Emerging markets; Environmental policy; Foreign investment; Global economics; Global entrepreneurship; Globalization; Government; Hong Kong; India; International management; International trade; Investment, foreign; Korea; Political economy; Singapore; Southeast Asia; Taiwan; Thailand

Biography

Yasheng Huang is the International Program Professor in Chinese Economy and Business and a Professor of Global Economics and Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Huang founded and runs the China Lab and the India Lab, which aim to help entrepreneurs in those countries improve their management skills. He is an expert source on international business, political economy, and international management. In collaboration with other scholars, Huang is conducting research on human capital formation in China and India, entrepreneurship, and ethnic and labor-intensive foreign direct investment (FDI). Prior to MIT Sloan, he held faculty positions at the University of Michigan and at Harvard Business School. Huang also served as a consultant to the World Bank.

His research has been profiled in many publications, including The Wall Street Journal,The Economist, Businessworld, Le Monde, The Economic Times, as well as in numerous Chinese publications. He also has contributed to the Financial Times, The New York Times, and Foreign Policy. Huang’s published books include Inflation and Investment Controls in China (1996), FDI in China (1998), Selling China (2003), and Financial Reform in China (2005, co-edited with Tony Saich and Edward Steinfeld). His most recent book, Capitalism with Chinese Characteristics (2008), is based on detailed archival and quantitative evidence spanning three decades of reforms. Huang shows that private entrepreneurship, facilitated by financial liberalization and microeconomic flexibility, played a central role in China’s economic miracle.

Huang has held or received prestigious fellowships, such as the National Fellowship at Stanford University and the Social Science Research Council-MacArthur Fellowship. He is a member of the Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, a Fellow at the Center for Chinese Economic Research and the Center for China in the World Economy at Tsinghua University, a Fellow at the William Davidson Institute at Michigan Business School, and a World Economic Forum Fellow.

Huang holds a BA in government from Harvard College and a PhD in government from Harvard University.

Web Site: http://web.mit.edu/yshuang/www/index.html

Publications

A Fire Sale without Fire: An Explanation of Labor-Intensive FDI in China [2008]

Capitalism with Chinese Characteristics [2008]

Does Ethnicity Pay? Evidence from Overseas Chinese FDI in China [2008]

Is Entrepreneurship Missing in Shanghai? [2008]

Just How Capitalist is China? [2008]

What is Wrong with Shanghai? [2008]

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