Jack Gao

Jack Gao is a Program Economist at the Institute for New Economic Thinking.

He is interested in international economics and finance, energy policy, economic development, and the Chinese economy. 

He previously worked in financial product and data departments in Bloomberg Singapore, and reported on Asian financial markets in Bloomberg News from Shanghai. 

Jack holds a MPA in International Development from Harvard Kennedy School, and a B.S. in Economics from Singapore Management University. 

He has published articles on China Policy Review and Harvard Kennedy School Review. 

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The Debate Over Taxing Robots in Context

Article | Mar 24, 2017

Taxing the use of robotics may or may not be the answer, but the question remains how to compensate for the growing inequality created by our changing economies

China's Wage Growth: How Fast Is the Gain and What Does It Mean?

Article | Feb 28, 2017

New findings show that hourly wage-rates in China are higher than in middle-income countries and are approaching the levels of Greece and Portugal

China’s Economic Challenges May Soon Include Inequality

Article | Feb 14, 2017

Research by Thomas Piketty, partly funded by the Institute, shows that wealth and income gaps in China are now larger than Europe’s, and approaching those of the US

The Jobs Legacy of the Obama Presidency

Article | Jan 19, 2017

Viewed in historical context, the weak recovery from the 2008 crisis has been slow and painful, but a sub-5% unemployment rate and healthy job and wage growth will be among the most important legacies Obama leaves to the next president