CUHK Professor Michael Song Zheng elected Fellow of the Econometric Society
Professor Michael Song Zheng, Wei Lun Professor of Economics, Chairman of the Department of Economics at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), and Co-director of the CUHK-Zhejiang University Joint Research Center for Digital Economy and CUHK-Tsinghua University Joint Research Center for Chinese Economy, has been elected a Fellow of the Econometric Society. Among 29 new fellows, Professor Song is one of two Chinese economists to be elected and the only one of them based in Asia.
Professor Song said, “I am humbled by being elected to join the world’s most distinguished scholars in economics. I am also very grateful to be working with many colleagues here at CUHK who are passionately pushing the frontiers of knowledge. I learn tremendously from them and their work.”
After graduating from Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade with a Bachelor’s degree in 1997, Professor Song then received a Master’s degree at Fudan University in 2000 and a PhD at Stockholm University in 2005. His research focuses on Chinese economy and macroeconomics. Apart from his academic research at CUHK, Professor Song also endeavours to contribute in various sectors of society, with posts including Associate Editor of Econometrica and the Review of Finance, member of the Business Studies Panel of the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong (RGC), Board Sub-Committee member of the Hong Kong Exchange Fund Advisory Committee, and academic advisor to Hong Kong Institute for Monetary and Financial Research.
Established in 1930, The Econometric Society is the most prestigious international society of academic economists. The society promotes the advancement of economic theory in relation to statistics and mathematics. The main activities of the society include publishing the journals Econometrica, Quantitative Economics and Theoretical Economics, and a research Monograph Series, as well as organising scientific meetings in six regions of the world.
In order to qualify for consideration as a Fellow, an individual must have made significant and unique contributions to the field of economic theory or have conducted statistical, mathematical or accounting analyses that relate to economic problems. New Fellows are elected by vote of the active Fellows.