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Yasheng Huang
Yasheng Huang

Yasheng Huang

Professor, MIT & Author, "Capitalism with Chinese Characteristics"

Yasheng Huang is a professor of political economy and international management at MIT, where he holds the International Program Professorship in Chinese Economy and Business in the Sloan School of Management. He is the author of several books in English and Chinese, including “Capitalism with Chinese Characteristics," which was named an Economist book of the year. Huang also holds special professorship appointments at Fudan University and Hunan University and fellowships at Tsinghua University and the World Economic Forum. He has served as a consultant to the World Bank and OECD.

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"With US President-elect Donald Trump’s help, the “Chinese Century” may arrive sooner than anyone expected. By openly engaging with Taiwan, pointlessly pillorying China, and dismantling the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Trump is simultaneously provoking and empowering Asia's rising hegemon."

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

"Maybe Mr. Ma, 54, knows something that Mr. Putin does not. Two of the three forces, globalization and marketization, that have propelled Alibaba to its current $500 billion valuation are dissipating. The third force, technology, is mired in the trade war between China and the United States, and its prospects in China are now uncertain."

Friday, September 28, 2018

Yasheng Huang speaks at the 2018 Aspen Ideas Festival and argues that "a trade war would negatively affect the interest of U.S. consumers, companies, and the financial system of the United States.”

Thursday, July 12, 2018

"Amna Nawaz talks with David Honig of Indiana University McKinney Law School and Yasheng Huang of MIT's Sloan School of Management."

Friday, July 6, 2018

"It is unlikely that a democratic China would beat today's China in GDP growth, but at least the growth would be more inclusive. The benefits would flow not just to the government and to a small number of connected capitalists but to the majority of the Chinese population, because a well-functioning democracy advances the greatest good for the most possible."

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Yasheng Huang speaks about the relationship between democracy and economic growth, particulalry in the Chinese context. 

Thursday, February 21, 2019
"The escalating trade war between the United States and China is rooted in a race for technological supremacy. But rather than using punitive tools to maintain its advantage, the US should consider China’s "Made in China 2025" initiative as reason to reinvest in its own science base."
Friday, July 6, 2018

"Yasheng [Huang] was a speaker at the 2018 Abu Dhabi Ideas Weekend, where he delivered a talk with David Rothkopf on China’s Belt and Road Initiative."

Thursday, September 20, 2018
“State capitalism has had a good run in China,” said Yasheng Huang, professor of global economics and management at the MIT Sloan School of Management, in the Seventh Annual N.T. Wang Distinguished Lecture recently held at Columbia University. But, he added, today’s China “is far from a vibrant market economy.”
Friday, February 17, 2017