Zhiguo He

Professor Zhiguo He is the Fuji Bank and Heller Professor of Finance, Director of Becker Friedman Center China (BFI-China), and Faculty Co-Director of the Fama-Miller Center at the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business. Professor Zhiguo He is the Special-term Alibaba Foundation Professor at Tsinghua University, School of Economics and Management, and a member of Academic Committee of Luohan Academy. His research focuses on financial markets and macroeconomics. He is also conducting active academic research on Chinese financial markets, including stock market, local government debt, shadow banking, interbank markets, together with recent regulatory changes. Professor He is also an expert of in the area of FinTech, especially the Blockchain technology and its potential business applications. 


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