Jiqiang Tang, Chief Economist, SWUFE Institution, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE), joined the CSDGC at Stanford University as a Visiting Scholar in April 2015 for a six month visit to conduct research on sustainable financial support tools for smart urbanization in western China.
As a Professor of Finance and Economics at the Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE) and the Chief Economist in the SWUFE Institution, Jiqiang Tang’s main research interests include China’s Go-West campaign and sustainable urbanization, regional financial and economic policies, internationalization of the RMB currency, and sustainable financial support mechanisms for China’s latest “One Belt One Road” strategies.
As an independent economist, he is the creator of two important theoretical models including the “business incubation exchange” and the “stepladder financing for SMEs." He received second prize in the 14th and 15th Sichuan Province Social Science Research Awards in 2010 and 2012. He has also worked for the Chinese government for over 30 years and was the Director of the Bureau of Development and Planning of National Chengdu High-Tech and Industrial Development Zone (CDHT) just before coming to Stanford.
He earned his PhD in Finance and Economics from the Chinese Finance Research Institute at SWUFE.