Professor Bo CHEN received his Ph.D. degree in Economics from Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, Canada) in 2008.
Besides his current appointment in Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SHUFE),
Dr. Chen is also a Research Associate of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, and the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC). Since June 2013, Dr. Chen has served as the executive director of the Research Centre on Free Trade Zone and participated in the consultation for the establishment of China (Shanghai) Free Trade Trial Zone. He was selected to give talks on Shanghai FTZ to senior officers of Ministry of Treasury, Ministry of Commerce. Since 2015 he has been a senior consultant to Fujian and Guangdong FTZs. Furthermore he is also invited to lecture senior executives of central State-owned Enterprises (SOEs) by the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council on “One Belt, One Road” Initiative. Dr. Chen remains as a senior consultant (to both central government and Shanghai Municipal government) on various undergoing macroeconomic reforms, especially on the policies on trade, investment, and SOEs.