Victor Shih

Victor Shih is an associate professor at the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at UC San Diego. He was an associate professor of political science at Northwestern University before coming to UC San Diego. Shih is the author of Factions and Finance in China: Elite Conflict and Inflation (Cambridge), which is about the linkages between elite politics and banking policies in China. He is also the author of numerous journal articles and a frequent adviser on the banking industry in China.

Shih is currently engaged in a study of how the coalition formation strategies of the founding leaders had a profound impact on the evolution of the Chinese Communist Party. He received his doctorate in government from Harvard University, where he researched banking sector reform in China.

China, banking, comparative political economy, Chinese politics, international relations

Quantifying Structural Transformation in China