Cheng Chen

Assistant Professor, Clemson University


Dr. Cheng CHEN received his B.A. from Nanjing University in 2005, M.A. in Economics from Hitotsubashi University in 2008, and M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University in 2011 and 2014. He joined Clemson University SC in Septemberof 2018. Cheng's research areas include international economics, organizational economics, and firm dynamics. His doctoral thesis ("Essays on Firm Organization and International Trade", 2014) investigates the impact of improvements in management quality on aggregate economic outcomes, such as the size distribution of firms, aggregate productivity, and welfare. His current research interests include firm-level uncertainty, expectations and technology transfers. 

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  • 17 - 18 August 2019 / Peking University, Beijing / Chinese University of Hong Kong – Tsinghua University Joint Research Center for Chinese Economy, the Institute for Emerging Market Studies at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development at Stanford University, the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, BREAD, NBER and CEPR
  • 19 - 20 August 2019 / Vienna, Palais Coburg / WU Research Institute for Capital Markets (ISK)
  • 29 - 30 August 2019 / Galatina, Italy /
  • 4 - 5 September 2019 / Roma Eventi, Congress Center, Pontificia Università Gregoriana Piazza della Pilotta, 4, Rome, Italy / European Center of Sustainable Development , CIT University
  • 9 - 14 September 2019 / Guildford, Surrey, UK / The University of Surrey