I am Visiting Scholar at Fudan University in the Fintech Research Center. I was formerly an Associate Professor of Economics at the State University of New York at New Paltz, and have published over six books and fifteen journal articles on the Chinese economy and financial sector. I have published one of the only English language books on the topic of Chinese informal finance, entitled Informal Finance in China: American and Chinese Perspectives, as well as one of the only Chinese-language books on Chinese shadow banking. I have written about current events in the Chinese economy in Forbes, The Diplomat, the Nikkei Asian Review, East Asia Forum, China Brief, and China World. I earned my PhD in Economics from the University of Utah and my BA from Wellesley College.