Campus Advisories

GW classes canceled; administrative and academic offices closed on March 21

04:27am, Wednesday, March 21, 2018

GW classes are canceled, administrative and academic offices are closed, and activities and events will not take place on Wednesday, March 21 at all of our Washington metropolitan area campuses and locations because of inclement weather.

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photo: Jiawen Yang

Jiawen Yang

Professor of International Business and International Affairs
Room 4-1B
Address: Funger Hall
2201 G Street, N.W.
Phone: 202-994-8709
Fax: 202-994-7422

Areas of Expertise

International financial markets; International trade policies; Economic and financial issues in emerging markets; Business environment in China; and Globalization issues

Dr. Yang received his PhD in International Business from New York University and his MA in International Economics from the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing. He joined the George Washington University in 1994, and has been teaching courses in international trade and finance, emerging markets, and China's business environment. He has also taught at New York University, Vanderbilt University, Beijing University, and the University of International Business and Economics in China.

Dr. Yang's current research focuses on exchange rate pass-through, international capital flows and their impact on emerging markets, international business strategies for small and medium-sized firms, and the Chinese economy. His research has appeared in The Review of Economics and Statistics, Review of International Economics, International Review of Economics & Finance, The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, The International Trade Journal, Issues and Studies and other academic journals. Dr. Yang is also the author of many book chapters and co-author of two books on economic sanctions, Economic Sanctions: Examinig Their Philosophy and Efficacy (Praeger Publishers, 2003) and Case Studies of U.S. Economic Sanctions: The Chinese, Cuban and Iranian Experience (Praeger Publishers, 2003), both with Hossein Askari, John Forrer and Hildy Teegen.


Ph.D., New York University

Classes Taught

BADM 2201 International Financial Environment

FINA 6272 Global Financial Markets

IBUS 3301 International Business Finance

IBUS 4303 International Monetary and Financial Issues

IBUS 6301 International Business Finance

IBUS 6302 Seminar: International Banking