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Dennis T. Yang

Professor
Unit: Darden School of Business
Department: Darden Graduate School of Business
Office location and address
FOB 258
90 Darden Blvd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
B.A., University of California at Los Angeles
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Biography

Dennis Yang is the Dale S. Coenen Free Enterprise Professor of Business Administration. He has taught first-year MBA and GEMBA classes on Global Economies and Markets and is developing an elective course on China and Asia.

Yang's research focuses primarily on economic development and growth, as well as labor economics, especially in the context of China and economic transition. His work has covered a wide range of topics including household behavior, education, savings, poverty and famine, long-term growth, China's population policies, wage structure, and income distribution. He has published in leading economics journals, such as American Economic ReviewJournal of Political EconomyEconomic JournalJournal of Economic PerspectivesJournal of Monetary Economics and the  Journal of Development Economics. He has also co-edited three books on economic reforms in China and served on the editorial boards of several international economics journals.

Yang has held other positions worldwide. He is a senior research fellow at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Peking University, Tsinghua University, and the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Germany. He is also the President-elect of the Association for Comparative Economic Studies and holds the Chang Jiang Visiting Professorship at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China. He has undertaken consulting work for international organizations such as the World Bank and The Conference Board as well as other leading multinational companies.

A native of China, Yang obtained his undergraduate degree from UCLA and his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago. Before joining Darden in 2012, he served on the economics faculty at Duke University, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

GBUS 7106: Understanding Global Markets
Credits: 2
The UGM course addresses the key issues facing managers interacting with global markets, both product, as well as financial markets. It is an introduction, which builds a foundation for the individual courses (FMP, GEM, MKT, STR), which will go into greater depth covering these issues in the continuation of the program. It is cross-disciplinary, and aims at developing a global, cross-disciplinary perspective for all students..
GBUS 7232: Global Economies and Markets - Part II
Credits: 2
This course applies the ideas and methodologies of economics to the analysis of the business environment in which firms operate and managers make decisions. The course expands students' knowledge of global economies and markets in three dimensions. First, it delivers insights and tools for analyzing markets in the global economy by studying such topics as competition, market structure, efficiency, industry equilibrium, and change. Prerequisites: Restricted to Darden students.
GBUS 7236: Global Economies and Markets - Part II
Credits: 2
This course applies the ideas and methodologies of economics to the analysis of the business environment in which firms operate and managers make decisions. The course expands students' knowledge of global economies and markets in three dimensions. First, it delivers insights and tools for analyzing markets in the global economy by studying such topics as competition, market structure, efficiency, industry equilibrium, and change.
GBUS 7239: Global Economies & Markets Part V
Credits: 2
This course applies the ideas and methodologies of economics to the analysis of the business environment in which firms operate and managers make decisions. The course expands students' knowledge of global economies and markets in three dimensions. The ultimate objective of the course is to help students develop frameworks for analyzing both opportunities and risks when operating in the global business environment.
GBUS 8023: China in the World Economy
Credits: 2
To prepare business students for engagement with China, this course explores the fundamental forces that shape its business environments. We start with an analysis of China's economic and political systems and then move to investigate the unique features of its labor, financial, and real estate markets. The course will also examine how foreign businesses succeed and fail in the world's most dynamic economy.
GBUS 8535: Growth and Business in Emerging Markets
Credits: 2
This course explores the relationship between institutions, economic growth and business environments in fast growing economies. It adopts the view that market development and institutional reform are the fundamental forces driving long-run growth and near-term change in the global business environment. Provides a global view to students who want to work in substantially global industries and management positions.