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.

Over last few decades Professor Xiao has held positions in key academic, policy, regulatory, and business institutions, including Professor of Practice in Finance at Peking University HSBC Business School, Professor of Practice in Finance and Public Policy at the University of Hong Kong, Vice President of Fung Global Institute, Director of the Columbia University Global Center Beijing, founding Director of Brookings-Tsinghua Center for Public Policy, Senior Fellow of Brookings Institution, Head of Research and Advisor to the Chairman of the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong, Vice President of Chinese Economists Society (USA), Visiting Scholar and Faculty Associate at Harvard Institute for International Development, Consultant of 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: Ben Li

- Executive Editor of Hong Kong International Finance Review
- Member and Secretary-General of Shenzhen Financial Science and Technology Ethics Committee
- Standing member of the Professional Committee of Financial Technology and Algorithms of the Chinese Society of Industry and Applied Mathematics (CSIAM)
- Master of Business Administration, Peking University
- Master of Political Economics, Northwestern University
- Ben was the deputy chief editor of the Peking University Financial Review and the secretary general of the HSBC Financial Research Institute of Peking University
- Main works:Entrepreneurship Ethics, General Knowledge of Financial Ethics, Sixteen Lectures on Quantitative Investment, The Road to Economics,etc

Research Field: financial ethics, financial technology supervision, digital economy, macroeconomic

Email: benli@cuhk.edu.cn

Research Fellow: Zhuo Wen Lian

- Vice President of the Hong Kong Institute of International Finance
- The 2nd Social Organization Expert of Nansha District, Guangzhou
- 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

Assicate Research Fellow: Hao Shen

- Member of Hong Kong Institution for International Finance
- Member of Global Association of Risk Professionals(GARP)
- Shanghai Chinese Overseas Friendship Association (SCOFA) Economic&Technology board member
- Member of Hong Kong Hua Jing Society
- Member of Hong Kong United Youth Association (HKUYA)
- Hong Kong Young Scientist Association
- 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