About the Institute

Institute of Policy and Practice

The Institute of Policy and Practice is responsible for establishing a high-quality think-tank platform with an international perspective and pragmatic approach for undertaking frontier policy research and dialogue commissioned by the policy-making agencies and the industry. By studying and integrating the experiences and wisdom of academia, industry, regulators, and policy-makers, the Institute is committed to providing relevant policy analysis and practical solutions to the construction of international financial centers in Shenzhen, the Greater Bay Area, and China.

Professor Geng Xiao is the Director of the Institute. Professor Xiao is also Chairman of the Hong Kong Institution for International Finance. Before joining Shenzhen Finance Institute, Xiao Geng is Professor of Practice in Finance at Peking University HSBC Business School, Director of the Research Institute of Maritime Silk-road, and Deputy Director of PHBS Think-tank. Professor Xiao was previously Professor of Practice in Finance and Public Policy at the University of Hong Kong, Vice President of the Fung Global Institute, Director of the Columbia University Global Center in Beijing, Founding Director of the Brookings-Tsinghua Center for Public Policy, Senior Fellow of the Brookings Institution, Head of Research and Advisor to Chairman at Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong, and Consultant for the World Bank and UNDP.


Geng Xiao

Professor of Practice, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen)
Ph.D. in Economics, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Research Field

Institutional Economics, International Finance, Chinese Economy, Regulation of Finance and Technology


Research Team

Research Fellow: Zhuo Wen Lian

- Master of Business Administration, School of Management, Sun Yat-Sen University
- Bachelor of Economics, School of Economic and Management, South China Normal University
- Awards: Won the third prize of excellent research achievement of National Development and Reform Commission in the year of 2005.

Research Field: Regional Economic,Industrial Economic,Financial Development,Hong Kong Economic

Email: lianzhuowen@cuhk.edu.cn

Research Associate: Hao Shen

- Member of Hong Kong Institution for International Finance
- Member of Global Association of Risk Professionals(GARP)
- Member of Hong Kong Hua Jing Society
- Master of Business Adminstration, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
- Bacholar of Economics, University of Science and Technology of China

Research Field: Macroeconomics, Industrial Policy, New Structural Economics,Political Economics, International Finance, Asset Management, Public Policy Research, Alternative investment (PE/VC equity investment, hedge fund, REITs), Capital Market, Green Finance, Risk Mana

Email: shenhao@cuhk.edu.cn

Research Assistant: Na Zhang

- Master of Arts in Applied Economics, University of Michigan—Ann Arbor
- Bachelor in Economics, Bachelor in Statistics (dual degree), Peking University

Research Field: Macroeconomics, International Finance, Investment Management

Email: zhangna@cuhk.edu.cn

Research Assistant: Xi Wei

- Master of Science in Finance, Wuhan University
- Bachelor in Economics, Bachelor in Laws (dual degree), Wuhan University

Research Field: International Finance, Innovation Economics, Industrial Economics

Email: weixi@cuhk.edu.cn