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  • J. George Wang, PhD

  • Visiting Professor
  • PhD, Economics, State University of New York at Albany
  • Fields:Forecasting, business cycle research, corporate finance, international finance, corporate social responsibilities
  • Office Phone Number:+86-755-2603-2507
  • Office Room:RM 220, Building C
  • Email:jgwang@phbs.pku.edu.cn

Research Fields:

Forecasting, business cycle research, corporate finance, international finance, corporate social responsibilities


Education:

PhD, Economics, State University of New York at Albany

MA, Economics, Peking University

BA, Economics, Peking University

 

Employment:

Teaching assistant and lecturer, Peking University, 8/1984-8/1986;

Visiting professor, State University of New York, 8/1986-8/1987;

Analyst, AT&T Inc., 8/1993-1/1995;

Directing analyst, AT&T Inc., 1/1995-3/2003

Associate professor of  finance, City University of New York, 2003-present.

Director of International Business, City University of New York ,2004-2005

Director of Finance, City University of New York ,2007-2009

 
Publications:

Lahiri, Kajal and Wang, J. George, 2007, “The Value of Probability Forecasts as Predictors of Cyclical Downturns”, Applied Economics Letters, 14 (1), 11-14 Wang, J. George, 2006, “The Predictive Power of the SPF Probability Forecasts”, Pennsylvania Journal of Business and Economics, 12 (1), Fall, 57-65.

Lahiri, Kajal and Wang, J. George, 2006, “Subjective Probability Forecasts for Recession: Evaluation and Guideline for Use”, Business Economics, April, 45-56 (Also on the final-five list for the Best Paper Award of the 47th Annual Conference of National Association of Business Economics).

Lahiri, Kajal and Wang, J. George, 2006, “A Prequential Test for the Validity of Subjective Probability Forecasts of GDP Declines”, Forecasting Letters, 1 (1), September, 1-4.

Lahiri, Kajal and Wang, J. George, 1994, “Predicting Cyclical Turning Points with Leading Index in a Markov Switching Model”, Journal of Forecasting, 13 (3), 245-263. (Cited 79 times in the literature up to 5/2010)

Wang, J. George, “Corporate Social Responsibility in the Transitional Economies”, in Mackenzie, M. and Rosenberg, S. eds., Emerging Business Theories for Educators and Practitioners, Cambridge Scholars Press, December 2007, 116-122.

Lahiri, Kajal and Wang, J. George, “Interest Rate Spreads as Predictors of Business Cycles”, in G.S. Maddala and C.R. Rao eds., Handbook of Statistics, Vol. 14, Statistical Methods in Finance, 1996, North Holland, 297-315. (Cited 31 times in the literature up to 5/2010)

Wang, J. George, “The Micro and Macro Economics of Corporate Social Responsibility in Transitional Economies”, under review by Journal of Business and Economic Studies, 2010.

Lahiri, Kajal and Wang, J. George, “Evaluating Probability Forecasts for GDP Declines”, under revision as requested by  Journal of Applied Econometrics, 2010.