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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, specializing in Chinese economic development, informal finance, and shadow banking.

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.

Posts by Sara Hsu
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March 14, 2016

Will China’s State-Owned Enterprise Reform Go Far Enough?

By Sara Hsu
In attempting reform while maintaining control, authorities are trying to have it both ways.
March 06, 2016

China’s Draft Budget

By Sara Hsu
Authorities unveil a leaner and more targeted budget.

February 27, 2016

China’s Battle to Regain Economic Control

By Sara Hsu
From clamping down on media to finding scapegoats, Beijing is trying everything to reassert control over the economy.

February 19, 2016

A Threat to China’s Debt Ratings?

By Sara Hsu
How big a deal is China’s growing leverage?

February 12, 2016

In China, Black Goods Down, White Goods Up

By Sara Hsu
At least one major policy goal is being met.
February 03, 2016

Multinationals: Enduring China’s Slowdown?

By Sara Hsu
For now, perhaps, but the longer term looks increasingly challenging.

January 27, 2016

China’s Relations With Iran: A Threat to the West?

By Sara Hsu
Trade between the two countries is set to explode.
January 21, 2016

Interpreting China’s Capital Outflows

By Sara Hsu
What to make of the recent outflows and regulators’ efforts to contain them?

January 13, 2016

China’s Multipronged Green Development Target

By Sara Hsu
Authorities are putting green development front and center.

January 04, 2016

China’s Macro Prudential Assessment System

By Sara Hsu
Will China's new financial monitoring system be enough?

January 02, 2016

What to Expect for the Chinese Economy in 2016

By Sara Hsu
A look at the year ahead for the Chinese economy
December 21, 2015

China’s Dollar Peg to Wind Down

By Sara Hsu
It seems likely that China’s central bank will reduce its grip on the U.S. dollar.

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