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Sara Hsu

Sara Hsu

Dr. Sara Hsu is an expert in Chinese fintech, economic development, informal finance, and shadow banking. She is the author of “China’s Fintech Explosion.”

Sara Hsu is a Visiting Scholar at Fudan University. Prior to that, she was an Associate Professor of Economics at the State University of New York at New Paltz.

Dr. Hsu specializes in Chinese fintech, economic development, informal finance, and shadow banking. She has published one of the only English-language books on the topic of Chinese fintech, “China’s Fintech Explosion,” and 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.

Sara Hsu earned her Ph.D. from the University of Utah and her BA from Wellesley College.

Posts by Sara Hsu
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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.
December 09, 2015

China’s Securities Crackdown a Source of Fear

By Sara Hsu
China’s corruption investigations need to be more transparent if markets are to thrive.

December 01, 2015

China Prepares for Africa Summit

By Sara Hsu
The Forum on China-Africa Cooperation Summit is being held this week.

November 19, 2015

The Rise and Fall of Shadow Banking in China

By Sara Hsu
How shadow banking became the catch-all for riskier finance.

November 18, 2015

The Knock-On Effects of China’s Slowdown

By Sara Hsu
Demand for commodities is falling as China’s economy makes a structural shift.
November 07, 2015

China’s Next Five-Year Plan: Realistic Objectives?

By Sara Hsu
The targets in the plan look very much in line with China’s overall economic shift.

October 29, 2015

China Removes Deposit Interest Rate Ceiling

By Sara Hsu
The central bank announces a milestone in financial reform.
October 19, 2015

China Warns US Not to Hike Rates

By Sara Hsu
The finance minister is worried about slowing growth in emerging markets.

October 14, 2015

China and the Trans-Pacific Partnership

By Sara Hsu
Might China be interested in joining the TPP at some point?

September 27, 2015

Xi Jinping Pledges Cap-and-Trade Scheme for China

By Sara Hsu
Years in the making, an important new climate change policy is announced.

September 18, 2015

The China-US Bilateral Investment Treaty: Next Week?

By Sara Hsu
Both nations could gain from a balanced treaty.
September 11, 2015

China’s Controversial Circuit Breaker Proposal

By Sara Hsu
In the wake of some extreme volatility, Beijing looks to tighten the screws.

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