Christopher Balding

Christopher Balding is an associate professor finance and economics holding tenure with Chinese

characteristics at the HSBC Business School of Peking University Graduate School. A recognized expert

in the Chinese economy sovereign wealth funds, he has written a book entitled Sovereign Wealth Funds:

The New Intersection of Money and Power published by Oxford University Press. He is a columnist for

BloombergViews as well as a regular contributor to the Financial Times. His work has been cited by a

variety of global media outlets including the CNBC, Wall Street Journal, and the BBC where he speaks

regularly on the Chinese economy and financial markets. His scholarly work has been published in such

leading journals as the Review of International Economics, the International Finance Review, and the

Journal of Public Economic Theory on such diverse topics as CDS pricing, the WTO, and the economics of

adoption and abortion. Prior to entering academia, Prof. Balding worked in private equity focusing on

turnaround and special situations across industries including mining, high technology, water and waste

water, natural resources, and food processing becoming junior vice president of operations and finance

for portfolio holdings. He received his PhD from the University of California, Irvine and worked in

private equity prior to entering academia. He is happily married with two daughters and one son, (all of

whom speak Chinese) and lives in Shenzhen, China.

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