Business and Economics

In recent years, the Fairbank Center has featured a wide variety of programs focused on business and the economy in China.

In the past year, the Center has hosted economist David Dollar as part of its ongoing China Economy Lecture series, who spoke on the slowing rate of growth of China’s economy and its implications for the future. The Center also co-sponsored an event with the Harvard Business School, which featured prominent businessman Wang Jianlin and Chairman of the Dalian Wanda Group, who spoke about the global expansion of the Dalian Wanda Group.


William Kirby
William Kirby

William C. Kirby 柯偉林

T. M. Chang Professor of China Studies; Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration; Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor; Director of the Harvard China Fund; former Director of the Fairbank Center

William C. Kirby is Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School and T. M. Chang Professor of China Studies at Harvard University. He is a University Distinguished Service Professor.

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Meg Rithmire
Meg Rithmire

Meg Rithmire

Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Meg Rithmire is an assistant professor in the Business, Government, and International Economy Unit, where she teaches the course of the same name in the MBA required curriculum.

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william hsiao
william hsiao

William Hsiao

K. T. Li Professor of Economics

William Hsiao is the K.T. Li Research Professor of Economics in Department of Health Policy and Management and Department of Global Health and Population, at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from HarvardRead More

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dwight perkins
dwight perkins

Dwight H. Perkins 珀金斯

Harold Hitchings Burbank Research Professor of Political Economy, Emeritus; former Director of the Fairbank Center

Dwight H. Perkins is the Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy, Emeritus in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Previous positions at Harvard include Director of the Harvard University Asia Center, Associate Director of the East Asian (now Fairbank)Read More

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Richard Cooper
Richard Cooper

Richard Cooper

Maurits C. Boas Professor of International Economics

Richard N. Cooper is Maurits C. Boas Professor of International Economics at Harvard University. He is a member of the Trilateral Commission, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Executive Panel of the US Chief of Naval Operations, and the BrookingsRead More

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Research Projects

Wang Jianlin: Going Global the “Wanda” Way (2015-2016)

Chairman of the Dalian Wanda Group, Mr. Wang Jianlin, spoke about how to go global the “Wanda” way at Harvard Business School.

In an event sponsored by the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Mr. Wang talked about his rise to the title of “China’s Wealthiest Man” and the global expansion of Dalian Wanda Group.

A Wanda Plaza urban complex integrating retail, leisure, hotels and residential units can be found in almost every major Chinese city. In entertainment, Wanda is known as known as the world’s largest cinema chain operator, notably as the owner of AMC Entertainment. Wanda have even expanded into sports with the recent purchase of the Ironman Triathlon.

Upcoming Events

Feb 28

Critical Issues Confronting China Series – David Dollar

February 28, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Cambridge MA
United States


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