A Farewell and Thanks to Professor Zhiwu Chen

September 1, 2017

After 18 years as a tenured professor of finance at Yale School of Management, Zhiwu Chen is leaving to become the Director of Asia Global Institute at the University of Hong Kong and the Victor and William Fung Professor in Economics.  Although he began his career in asset pricing, over the past fifteen years, Professor Chen increasingly focused on the role of finance in China’s development. His widely-read book, The Logic of Finance (2009) explained to Chinese readers the positive role that finance could play in their lives.  As a colleague, Zhiwu was a passionate, thoughtful participant in the life of Yale.  He played a valuable role in connecting SOM and Yale faculty with China.  He was a passionate, strong voice for the best principles of the Yale School of Management.  He will be missed.


About the author

William N. Goetzmann

Edwin J. Beinecke Professor of Finance and Management Studies & Director of the International Center for Finance