Faculty & Research

  • Triangular Theory of Love Between Sellers, Consumers

    Crucial for the economy, Chinese consumers' appetites were lately showcased in reports that Costco's first Chinese mainland store in Shanghai was overrun by eager shoppers jostling for discounted goods. Meanwhile, the State Council, the country's cabinet, vowed a series of measures to boost consumer confidence, the third time this year it focused on spending.Exactly what invigorates people's sp...

    Sep 16, 2019

  • The Optimal Size for a Chinese City?

    China’s policymakers late last month urged efforts to improve regional economic planning featuring complementary advantages and high-quality development, highlighting central cities and city clusters as the major vessels for development. The move brings a question into the spotlight: how big should a city be in order to maximize local people’s benefits?Based on research, Zhang Qinghua, applie...

    Sep 16, 2019

  • Guanghua Prof. Interprets China’s Digital Currency Plan

    China vowed last month to support the research on digital currency and the application of innovations such as mobile payment in its southern metropolis Shenzhen in an official document on the development of the city. Meanwhile, the country’s central bank called for efforts to accelerate the research and development of a government-backed digital currency.Liu Xiaolei, finance professor with Pek...

    Sep 10, 2019

  • Prof. Yan Se Warns of Grim Employment Outlook Amid China-U.S. Trade Row

    As the China-U.S. trade dispute keeps escalating, it is feared that China's already tense employment situation will be caught in the middle and take a turn for the worse, potentially affecting social stability. Yan Se, associate professor with Peking University's Guanghua School of Management, has offered insights into the deeper connection between the two and called for preemptive policy easin...

    Sep 9, 2019

  • Guanghua Insight: Who Owns Big Data?

    Deeply embedded into the fabrics of the web, big data is born out of people’s thoughts and activities in general. Thus, it is fair to say people are the creators of such data, and our focus on the property rights of big data will gradually expand from infringement on private information to the sharing and use of these rights in a broader sense.The current data industry is experiencing a phase ...

    Sep 3, 2019

  • Prof. Wu Changqi on China’s Resilient Economy

    Latest figures show that China’s GDP for the first half registers a year-on-year increase of 6.3 percent, showing that China’s economy is still steadily progressing amid complex and grim economic situations across the globe.In a commentary published earlier by the People’s Daily, Wu Changqi, Professor at the Guanghua School of Management, Peking University, said that the Chinese economy, whi...

    Aug 21, 2019

  • Prof. Tang Yao: Rate Cut Signals New Uncertainties for U.S. Monetary Policy

    The US Federal Reserve on July 31st cut its key benchmark interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point, to a range of 2%-2.25%, in the first reduction in borrowing costs since a decade ago. It also ends its balance sheet reduction two months earlier than planned.Professor Tang Yao with the Guanghua School of Management pointed out that the move marked the end of the normalizing process of t...

    Aug 8, 2019

  • China’s REIT Market and Global REITs Investment: Highlights of Opinions from twenty guests in finance and real estate at home and abroad

    ​Questions Posed:● How to improve investment efficiency in infrastructure, public service system and real estate?● How to liquidise remnant assets and find an “anchor” for asset pricing?● Will REITs push up housing and real estate prices?● What should the appropriate cap rate for commercial real estate be?● How should the potential in China’s REIT market by analysed? What is the signif...

    Jul 31, 2019

  • Prof. Jin Li Probes Property-for-Pension Paradox

    ​As pension once again becomes a hotspot topic in China, the 80s and 90s generations are pondering the choice between houses and other investment options for financial security after retirement. While many might choose houses, Guo Shuqing, head of the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission, warned of over-reliance on property as insurance and frenzy real estate investments.Are house...

    Jul 25, 2019

  • Guanghua Analysis of China Economy for 2nd Quarter 2019

    China’s National Bureau of Statistics released a set of economic data for the second quarter earlier this week amid complex, austere domestic and overseas situations. The macroeconomy research team under the Thought Leadership project of Peking University's Guanghua School of Management has offered their interpretations.The country’s economy still faces downward pressure, but there are also s...

    Jul 22, 2019

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