Barclays has named Jian Chang as its new chief China economist, succeeding Yiping Huang who is returning to Peking University as an economics professor.
Chang joined Barclays in 2009 and has helped to build the bank’s economics product in the China market. “We expect [Chang] to continue to deliver a wealth of expertise and analysis in leading our China macro research offering,” said an email sent to staff yesterday from Jon Scoffin, head of Asia-Pacific research, and Christian Keller, head of emerging markets research.
The economics team provides accurate and timely forecasts and data commentary, complemented by thematic product examining medium-term and structural issues affecting the Chinese economy.
Before joining Barclays, Chang worked at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, where she focused on the Chinese economy and financial markets. She has also worked at the World Bank in Washington DC as a consultant and holds a PhD in economics from Georgetown University in the US.