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Giles Chance

Visiting Professor of Business Administration



DegreeMBA, Tuck School of Business, 1985; MA, University of St Andrews, Scotland, 1974

AREAS OF EXPERTISEThe Chinese economy, Chinese business and culture, China’s new role in the world, Chinese equity research, investment banking and hedge funds, entrepreneurship and early stage financing

Current Research Topics

Innovation in China; the social and economic impact of China's Internet revolution; China's global emergence

Selected Publications

  • Opinion columns in the Financial Times (Chinese edition), The Economic Observer (Beijing), and China Daily since January 2011. Recent columns include:
    • “The Third Plenum: Disappointment, or a Step Forward?"
    • "China and the New Silk Road"
    • "The Default of Shanghai Chaori"
    • "The RMB as Global Currency: When, and What Effect Will it Have?"
  • China and the Credit Crisis: The Emergence of a New World Order, John Wiley, 2009 and CITIC Press Beijing 2010 (Chinese edition)


Fulbright Scholar, 1983–84

Professional Activities

Academic positions

  • Tuck School of Business, 2011–present
  • Visiting Professor, Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, 1999–present

Nonacademic positions

  • Analyst, Investment Banker, and Co-Founder, Evolution Securities China (investment bank), 1996–present
  • Adviser to multinational companies on their China strategy and to Chinese corporates on acquiring Western technology, 1989–96
  • Investment Manager, Crown Agents, London, 1986–89

Board memberships

  • Evolution Securities China 2003–05
  • British Fulbright Scholars Association 1992–95
  • Chairman, Chance China 1989–96

Research and Teaching

Giles Chance's expertise on China derives from his business and social activities there since 1989. His research interests focus on that country’s business development, particularly in the area of communication and networking technologies, as well as on its role as a global economic power. He teaches a second year elective course at Tuck called “Doing Business in China."