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Research Seminars & Workshops @ IRES

Professor Tian Lihui
Institute of Finance & Development, Nankai University

Pricing Bubbles and China's Real Estate Market


11 Dec 2014 (Thu)


3.00 - 4.30pm


SDE Executive Seminar Room 1, SDE2 School of Design & Environment #03-01

About the Speaker

“George” Lihui Tian is a Professor of Finance and the Acting Dean of Institute of Finance & Development at the Nankai University, and a lawyer licensed in China. Lihui Tian did his bachelor studies in both finance and law at the Peking University. After receiving his PhD in finance and economics from the London Business School, he became a Davidson visiting fellow at the University of Michigan Business School, a visiting fellow of British Academy and a visiting professor of Copenhagen Business School. He was voted as the No 1 most popular professor by MBA students at the Peking University in 2009 and one of the top 10 best professors by postgraduates at the Nankai University in 2011. He is the top-level 131 Tianjin Scholar, the New Century Scholar of China’s Ministry of Education as well as the Leading Expert of the Ministry of Education on Financial Risk Studies under the Interest Rate Marketization. Professor Tian is an academic leader of the finance discipline at the Nankai University. He has been awarded as the 2014 Chinese Young Economist. The research papers of Professor Tian on shareholding structures, initial public offerings and bank lending have received the best-paper awards from the Global Finance Association, Asia Finance Association, China Finance Association and China Institutional Economics Association, respectively. The citation of his ownership paper has been ranked as the highest in the Journal of Comparative Economics during the past five years. His lectures to executives were among the most popular. Besides his regular teaching in Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, Nankai University and Peking University, he also lectured Ministry of Commerce, Tianjin Municipal Government, Changsha Municipal Government, Daqing Municipal Government, Korea Employers Federation, CISCO, Citicorp, the Adveq Fund, and Moore Stephens etc.

Dr Tian is a regular speaker to some major forums, including the World Knowledge Forum, Global Dialogues, Asia Finance Forum, and Shanghai Forum etc. He is the founder of China Academic Forum of Financial Development and he sits in the committee of Asia Economic Community Forum. Dr. Tian has been the licensed lawyer in China since 1997. He is also a board member of some large firms and practices corporate governance. He also wrote the column “Tian’s Talk on China” for Korea Herald Business. He has appeared on CCTV, BBC, Korea Broadcasting System TV, Sunday Times (UK), Singtao Daily (USA), Guangming Daily etc. As the external expert, Professor Tian served for the University Grant Committee of Hong Kong SAR Government, the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, the Financial Management Association in USA, and for the Nature Science Foundation of China. He has been selected to the Marquis Who’s Who around the World (2007-2014).

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