Professor Dr Jiawen Yang holds a PhD in International Business from New York University.He is Professor of International Business and International Affairs, School of Business and Public Management, the George Washington University, Washington, DC. Dr. Yang teaches international trade and finance, emerging markets, and China's business environment. He has also taught at New York University, Vanderbilt University, Beijing University, and the University of International Business and Economics in China. His research has appeared in The Review of Economics and Statistics, Review of International Economics, International Review of Economics & Finance, The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, The International Trade Journal, Issues and Studies and other academic journals. Dr. Yang is also the author of many book chapters and co-author of two books on economic sanctions.