• Ph.D. in Economics, Harvard University (Sept 1978–June 1982),
  • M.A. in Economics, Yale Uniersity (Sep. 1977–June 1982),
  • B.Sc. in Engineering (Civil) and BA in Economics, Swarthmore College (Sep. 1973–May 1976).

Mandarin (fluent), Cantonese (fluent), Taiwanese (fluent), Indonesian (fluent).

Wing Thye Woo

Member of the CASE Advisory Council

Member of the CASE Advisory Council



Current Positions:

  • President, Jeffrey Cheah Institute on Southeast Asia (JCI), Sunway University, (2014–present),
  • Professor at the Department of Economics at the University of California at Davis,
  • Director, East Asia Program of the Center for Globalization and Sustainable Development at the Earth Institute, Columbia University,
  • Adjunct Senior Research Scholar, Columbia University, (2002–present),
  • Distinguished Professor, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, (2012–present).

Previous Positions: 

  • Special Advisor for East Asian Economies in the Millennium Project of the United Nations (2002-2005),
  • Faculty Associate, Harvard Institute for International Development, (1997–2000),
  • Special Advisor, U.S. Treasury, (1997–1998),
  • Advisor to Asia Foundation project "Economies in Transition", (1994-96).



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