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Nonresident Senior Fellow

Wang Zhi


Dr. Zhi Wang is a professor and founding director of Research Center of Global Value Chains at
University of International Business and Economics in Beijing. He is also a research professor and
senior policy fellow at Schar School of Policy and Government of George Mason University. He had
worked as a Lead international economist at U.S. International Trade Commission for more than
10 years before his current appointment. He also worked as a consultant for the World Bank in the
World Development Report, 1995, as an economist at Purdue University, Economic Research service
(ERS) of U.S. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) of U.S. Department
of Commerce, and as a senior research scientist at School of Computational Sciences of Gorge
Mason University before he joint 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. Because of his contribution to the GTAP
database and to its use in contemporary policy applications, and his methodological contributions
in reconciling re-export trade data, he was selected as Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP)
Research Fellow multi-times. He also served as the US co-chair of the APEC Trade in Value-added
(TiVA) technical group in 2015, lead the efforts to build APEC TiVA database. He has long list of
publication in world leading economic journals, including the American Economic Review, Journal
of International Economics and Journal of Developing Economics. He is also the co-editor of the
2017 and 2019 GVC development report.

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