Bo Chen

Bo Chen

Professor of Economics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Bo Chen is Professor of Economics at Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) in Wuhan. He is also a research associate of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and a distinguished fellow of the Jack Austin Center in Canada. Since June 2013, Chen has served as the executive director of the Research Centre on Free Trade Zone and participated in the consultation for the establishment of China (Shanghai) and China (Hubei) Free Trade Trial Zone. Since 2015, he has been a senior consultant to Fujian and Guangdong FTZs. 

Chen earned his PhD in economics from Simon Fraser University, Canada, and his MA in economics from York University, Canada, and his MA in financial economics from HUST, China. His areas of research include international trade, economic integration and China’s economy. His work has been published in journals such as Journal of International Economics, Journal of Comparative Economics, Economics Letters, The World Economy, and Review of International Economics.


An electronic board shows stock indexes at the Lujiazui financial district in Shanghai, China, 21 March 2023. (Aly Song/Reuters)

Why Shanghai's still a wonderland for international investors

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