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Address:University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Dr. Changwen Zhao

PhD in economics, Director-General of the Department of Industrial Economics , Development Research Center of the State Council (DRC). He is the State Council Expert for Special Allowance, Special Advisor for China Enterprise Reform and development Society, Special Advisor to the Association of Sci-Tech Finance in China, Vice–President of the Chinese Regional Economy Society, Vice–Chairman of the Fulbright Alumni Association in China.

He was the Director-General of Enterprise Research Institute, DRC from 2011-2013, the Vice-President of Sichuan University from 2005-2010, Professor in Corporate Finance at Business School of Sichuan University from 1995-2010. He was a Fulbright scholar at University of Michigan 2002-2003, Selected in the Program for New Century Excellent Talents by the Ministry of Education in 2004, the visiting scholar at University of Oxford and University of Liverpool in 1999, University of Cambridge in 2011. He was also serving as the Co-General Secretary of the Consortium for Western China Development Studies from 2002-2010.

His current research focuses on Monopoly industries Reform, Industrial Policy, State-Owned Enterprises Reform,Corporate finance, VC&PE, Small business financing, International finance and Sustainable Economic Growth. He has published over 180 academic articles and books both.

Dr. G. Mustafa Mohatarem

Dr. Mohatarem has been General Motors’ Chief Economist since 1994, leading an economics team responsible for assessing the impact of worldwide economic developments on GM and providing advice to the company on various competitive and economic policy issues. He is the corporate spokesperson on global economic developments and risk management. An expert on trade policy, Dr. Mohatarem led a GM Team that was responsible for advocating China’s accession to the World Trade Organization, and for obtaining Congressional approval of NAFTA. He was also the lead executive from GM interacting with U.S. trade negotiators during the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement negotiations. Currently, his team is advising General Motors on the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations and other regional and international trade agreements.

Dr. Mohatarem holds an MBA and a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and has previously served as a visiting assistant professor at the University of Notre Dame and as an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Michigan and the University of Detroit.

Professor Jerry Davis

Professor Davis received his PhD from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. He has published widely in management, sociology, and finance. Recent books include Social Movements and Organization Theory (with Doug McAdam, W. Richard Scott, and Mayer N. Zald; Cambridge University Press, 2005) and Organizations and Organizing: Rational, Natural, and Open System Perspectives (with W. Richard Scott; Pearson Prentice Hall, 2007). He is the Editor of Administrative Science Quarterly and Co-Director of the Interdisciplinary Committee on Organization Studies (ICOS) at the University of Michigan.

Davis’s research is broadly concerned with the effects of finance on society. Recent writings examine how ideas about corporate social responsibility have evolved to meet changes in the structures and geographic footprint of multinational corporations; whether "shareholder capitalism" is still a viable model for economic development; how income inequality in an economy is related to corporate size and structure; why theories about organizations do (or do not) progress; how architecture shapes social networks and innovation in organizations; why stock markets spread to some countries and not others; and whether there exist viable organizational alternatives to shareholder-owned corporations in the United States.

His most recent book Managed by the Markets: How Finance Reshaped America (Oxford University Press, 2009) examines the consequences of the financial revolution for corporations, banking, states, and households in the 21st century. It won the 2010 George R. Terry Award (for Outstanding Contribution to the Advancement of Management Knowledge) from the Academy of Management.

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