Prof GAN Jie received her Ph.D. from MIT. She is a Professor of Finance and Director of Center on Finance and Economic Growth at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB). Prior to joining CKGSB, she served as a professor (with tenure) at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and an assistant professor at Columbia Business School. Prof GAN has published extensively on banking and finance issues in top academic journals. In 2010, she received the prestigious Brennan Award for Excellent Papers in 2011. Prof GAN’s teaching has been rated highly by both MBA and EMBA students and she has received several teaching awards. Her research and teaching were featured in major media outlets, such as Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and the Economist.
Currently she conducts large-sample survey of industrial firms every quarter. The resulting Business Sentiment Index (BSI) and the unique insights generated from the survey have received worldwide attention.
In addition to her academic achievements, Prof GAN has extensive industry experiences. She worked for CRA International (formerly Charles River Associates), one of the largest finance and economics consulting firms in the U.S., for two years. Her consulting experience spans company valuation, security fraud, and anti-trust in a range of industries including financial services, consumer goods, and energy. In Hong Kong, she was consulted by banks on how to identify bubbles in the real estate market and how to incorporate real estate properties into investment portfolios.