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Zhi Wang

Zhi Wang


Room 613F

500 E Street, S.W.

Washington D.C. 20436

Dr. Wang is a lead international economist at Research Division, U.S. International Trade Commission. He grew up in China, trained in the United States, obtained his Ph.D. in applied economics at University of Minnesota with a minor in computer and information sciences in 1994 and worked as a consultant for the World Bank in the World Development Report, 1995. Since then, he had worked as an economist at Purdue University, Economic Research service (ERS), U.S. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Economic Analysis, US Department of Commerce, and as a senior research scientist at School of Computational Sciences of Gorge Mason University before joining USITC in 2005. He was a research fellow at Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences before he came to the United States and served on the board of directors of the Chinese Economists Society (CES) during 1992-93.

Dr. Wang’s major fields of expertise include Measurement of trade in value-added, gross trade accounting, computable general equilibrium modeling, data reconciliation methods, economic integration among Pacific Rim countries, Chinese economies, and international trade. Because of his contribution to the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) database and to its use in contemporary policy applications, and methodological contributions in reconciling re-export trade data, he was selected as GTAP Research Fellow three times during 2000-2003, 2007-2014. He also served in Fulbright senior scholar program offering general equilibrium trade policy analysis classes at Chengchi University in Taipei and Tsinghua University in Beijing during 2005 and 2007 respectively. He has long list of publication in world leading economic journals, including the American Economic Review, American Journal of agricultural Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Journal of Regional Sciences, Journal of Comparative Economics, and Journal of Policy Modeling. .He is the author, co-author, or co-editor of several books and many book chapters, including Global Economic Effects of the Asian Currency Devaluations (PIIE, 1998), The Implications of China-Taiwan Economic Liberalization (PIIE, 2010), and Trade in Value Added: Developing New Measures of Cross-Border Trade (CEPR and the World Bank, 2013).