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Guoxiong Zhang

Network Director, Shanghai

Head of Economic and Business Research, China Economist Corporate Network

The Economist Group

As the Shanghai Director of Economist Corporate Network (ECN), Dr. Zhang creates and delivers the ECN programs and services in Shanghai. He is also leading ECN's economic and business research in China. In his current role, Dr. Zhang has been advising senior executives from ECN's member companies with macroeconomic and strategic insights.

Before joining The Economist Group, Dr. Zhang was an Assistant Professor of Economics at Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He was also a Visiting Scholar at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. 

Dr. Zhang has extensive research experience in the Chinese economy, particularly China's monetary and fiscal policies, from both academic and policy perspectives. His research on the Chinese economy started at the Asian Development Bank in 2011, where he studied the macroeconomic consequences of Renminbi appreciation. As a faculty member at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Dr. Zhang leads two state-funded research projects as the principal investigator. Dr. Zhang's research has been presented at numerous international academic conferences and published in several prominent academic journals. At Shanghai Jiao Tong University, he taught macroeconomics and finance.

Dr. Guoxiong Zhang graduated from the University of California, Irvine, with a Ph.D. in Economics and an MS in Statistics. He also holds a BA in Economics from Zhejiang University.