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Sara Hsu

Sara Hsu

Sara Hsu is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the State University of New York at New Paltz and Research Director at the Asia Financial Risk Think Tank in Hong Kong. Dr. Hsu specializes in Chinese economic development, informal finance, and shadow banking. She has published one of the only English-language books on the topic of Chinese informal finance, Informal Finance in China: American and Chinese Perspectives, as well as one of the only Chinese-language books on Chinese shadow banking. She has also published a number of articles and books on the topics of sustainable development, financial crises, and trade.

Prior to working at the State University of New York at New Paltz, Dr. Hsu was a Visiting Professor at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio and St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. She has also worked in the dot-com industry in New York. Sara Hsu earned her PhD from the University of Utah and her BA from Wellesley College.

Some of China’s Zombie Firms May Finally Die
June 14, 2016
Some of China’s Zombie Firms May Finally Die
The government issues a statement that appears to crack down on dormant firms.
Some of China’s Zombie Firms May Finally Die
Sustainably Affordable Health Care in China
June 05, 2016
Sustainably Affordable Health Care in China
Can China balance patient affordability with sustainable service provision?
Sustainably Affordable Health Care in China
Foxconn: from Worker Suicides to Plastic Workers
May 29, 2016
Foxconn: from Worker Suicides to Plastic Workers
The controversial company is switching to robots, boding ill for China’s labor market.
Foxconn: from Worker Suicides to Plastic Workers
China’s On-Again, Off-Again P2P Lending
May 20, 2016
China’s On-Again, Off-Again P2P Lending
Activity in the peer-to-peer lending sector has surged at times, despite issues controlling risk.
China’s On-Again, Off-Again P2P Lending
What Does ‘L-Shaped’ Growth Imply for China?
May 12, 2016
What Does ‘L-Shaped’ Growth Imply for China?
An unnamed official gives some hints about the official projection for China’s economy.
What Does ‘L-Shaped’ Growth Imply for China?
China’s Impressive Auto Industry
May 02, 2016
China’s Impressive Auto Industry
The country’s well-functioning auto sector is a bright spot in an otherwise slowing economy.
China’s Impressive Auto Industry
China’s Steel Glut Still a Problem
April 24, 2016
China’s Steel Glut Still a Problem
Beijing needs to rethink its trade policies.
China’s Steel Glut Still a Problem
Is China’s Great Firewall a Trade Barrier?
April 14, 2016
Is China’s Great Firewall a Trade Barrier?
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative thinks so.
Is China’s Great Firewall a Trade Barrier?
Any Luxe Left for China?
April 05, 2016
Any Luxe Left for China?
The corruption crackdown has had repercussions for China’s luxury goods industry.
Any Luxe Left for China?
Trump’s Trumped-Up Accusations Against China
March 28, 2016
Trump’s Trumped-Up Accusations Against China
The bloviating Republican frontrunner threatens to derail bilateral relations.
Trump’s Trumped-Up Accusations Against China
China’s Economic Planning Dilemma
March 20, 2016
China’s Economic Planning Dilemma
Authorities face a choice of maintaining control or continuing to unleash market forces.
China’s Economic Planning Dilemma
Will China’s State-Owned Enterprise Reform Go Far Enough?
March 14, 2016
Will China’s State-Owned Enterprise Reform Go Far Enough?
In attempting reform while maintaining control, authorities are trying to have it both ways.
Will China’s State-Owned Enterprise Reform Go Far Enough?
China’s Draft Budget
March 06, 2016
China’s Draft Budget
Authorities unveil a leaner and more targeted budget.
China’s Draft Budget
China’s Battle to Regain Economic Control
February 27, 2016
China’s Battle to Regain Economic Control
From clamping down on media to finding scapegoats, Beijing is trying everything to reassert control over the economy.
China’s Battle to Regain Economic Control
A Threat to China’s Debt Ratings?
February 19, 2016
A Threat to China’s Debt Ratings?
How big a deal is China’s growing leverage?
A Threat to China’s Debt Ratings?
In China, Black Goods Down, White Goods Up
February 12, 2016
In China, Black Goods Down, White Goods Up
At least one major policy goal is being met.
In China, Black Goods Down, White Goods Up
Multinationals: Enduring China’s Slowdown?
February 03, 2016
Multinationals: Enduring China’s Slowdown?
For now, perhaps, but the longer term looks increasingly challenging.
Multinationals: Enduring China’s Slowdown?
China’s Relations With Iran: A Threat to the West?
January 27, 2016
China’s Relations With Iran: A Threat to the West?
Trade between the two countries is set to explode.
China’s Relations With Iran: A Threat to the West?
Interpreting China’s Capital Outflows
January 21, 2016
Interpreting China’s Capital Outflows
What to make of the recent outflows and regulators’ efforts to contain them?
Interpreting China’s Capital Outflows
China’s Multipronged Green Development Target
January 13, 2016
China’s Multipronged Green Development Target
Authorities are putting green development front and center.
China’s Multipronged Green Development Target
China’s Macro Prudential Assessment System
January 04, 2016
China’s Macro Prudential Assessment System
Will China's new financial monitoring system be enough?
China’s Macro Prudential Assessment System
What to Expect for the Chinese Economy in 2016
January 02, 2016
What to Expect for the Chinese Economy in 2016
A look at the year ahead for the Chinese economy
What to Expect for the Chinese Economy in 2016
China’s Dollar Peg to Wind Down
December 21, 2015
China’s Dollar Peg to Wind Down
It seems likely that China’s central bank will reduce its grip on the U.S. dollar.
China’s Dollar Peg to Wind Down
China’s Securities Crackdown a Source of Fear
December 09, 2015
China’s Securities Crackdown a Source of Fear
China’s corruption investigations need to be more transparent if markets are to thrive.
China’s Securities Crackdown a Source of Fear
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