Chinese economy and business, macroeconomics, international business
Professor Ron Schramm has been conducting research related to China since the early 1990s and is now on the faculty of the International Business School of Suzhou (IBSS) as an Associate Professor. Prior to joining IBSS (where he served as PhD Program Director and also the MSc Economics program Director) he had been on the faculty of Columbia Business School for over 27 years. He also recently served as Finance Editor for the International Journal of Emerging Markets. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Harvard University (with honors) and Master of Arts, Master of Philosophy and PhD in Economics from Columbia University. He was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing (where he taught the first course ever in corporate valuation — 2003) ; a Visiting Scholar at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (2000); and a Visiting Scholar at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (1997). He is a Visiting Professor at Chinese-European International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai 2008-2016 and at Dongbei University of Finance and Economics.
Professor Schramm taught the widest range of courses of any faculty member while at Columbia Business School —having taught the PhD course in econometrics, forecasting, managerial economics, macroeconomics, international business, international financial management, international valuation and corporate finance. He was the first recipient of the prestigious Chazen Institute Award for case writing on an international topic. In 2010, Professor Schramm taught the inaugural course in a new Kenyan EMBA program jointly sponsored by Columbia Business School, Goldman-Sachs and USIU. The course in corporate finance was offered in Nairobi, Kenya. He served as Associate Director of Columbia’s Center for International Business Cycle Research. As an Economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in the early 1990s, Professor Schramm worked on debt workouts for heavily indebted countries and was instrumental in the reform of the foreign exchange system of Uganda. He has done consulting work for the World Bank. He founded and led the China Business and Economy Group of the Harvard Club of New York City. Ron recently completed a textbook on China and the United States: The Chinese Macroeconomy and Financial System: A US Perspective (Routledge/Taylor & Francis/ME Sharpe). His current research relates to quality of growth vs. quantity of growth in China, applying tools from finance to macroeconomic questions.
Professor Schramm speaks Chinese (reasonably well).
Ronald M. Schramm, The Chinese Macroeconomy and Financial System: A US Perspective (Routledge, 2015).