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Paul Armstrong-Taylor

ArmstrongTaylorPaulProfessor PAUL ARMSTRONG-TAYLOR is an economist with extensive research background in applied game theory and finance. He obtained his PhD in economics from Harvard University in 2005 after earning Master of Philosophy and Bachelor of Arts degrees in economics from the University of Cambridge. His PhD thesis “Strategic Credibility” investigated how the propensity of politicians to falsely deny involvement in a scandal varies with their popularity.

At the HNC, his courses in the 2015-2016 academic year include “Economics of Strategy” in the fall, “Financial Crises” in the spring, and “Comparative Economies: US & China” both semesters. He is also the HNC’s most active M.A.I.S. thesis advisor, having guided 23 Chinese HNC students through successful thesis defenses in English, a full 10% of all the students who have completed theses at the HNC since the beginning of the M.A.I.S. program in 2006.

Before coming to the HNC in 2010, Professor Armstrong-Taylor served as a visiting professor at Shanghai Jiaotong University’s Antai Business School teaching subjects like advanced business strategy and corporate finance starting in 2006. He also worked in the private sector as a fixed income analyst at Morgan Stanley in London in the late 1990s and served as a consultant advising on regulatory frameworks for the electricity distribution sector with London Economics and on marketing strategy for one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical firms with Monitor Group. With his private sector experience, he also started his own consulting business, Armstrong-Taylor Consulting, providing business communication training for multinationals, international consulting firms, and local hi-tech incubators.

Professor Armstrong-Taylor’s first book, The Chinese Financial System: Growth and Global Impact, is due out in 2016, to be published by Palgrave Macmillan.