Faculty Directory

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

Satisfying Western appetites for sugar and tea in the 17th and 18th centuries: the roles played by trade economics in the African Slave Trade and the Chinese Opium Wars; The evolution of multi-voice politics in China

Selected Publications

  • Columns in the Economic Observer (Beijing) since January 2011:
    • “History Does Not Repeat Itself but Sometimes it Rhymes”
    • “China Joins America to Save the Dollar at the G-20 in Nanjing”
    • “DSK, the IMF and the New World Order”
    • “Must We Have Another Financial Crisis?”
    • “Can China Integrate with the Rest of the World?”
  • 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 

Editorial positions

  • Columnist, the Economic Observer (Beijing)