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Jiong (John) Gong, Ph.D.

 

Dr. John Gong is professor of economics at the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), where he teaches and researches in areas of microeconomics, finance, industrial organization, and antitrust and competition policies. Dr. Gong is a prolific researcher and writer with a list of publications in leading international academic journals. He was the executive editor of the Journal of Chinese Economic and Foreign Trade Studies (JCEFTS) published in UK. He is also a renowned op-ed columnist for several leading English newspapers in Asia, including the South China Morning Post and the Global Times, writing extensively on economic and political issues.

 

Dr. Gong is one of the recognized antitrust authorities in China, serving as an academic affiliate with Global Economics Group, a leading global economics consulting firm based in the US. He serves as an expert consultant with the Ministry of Commerce’s (MOFCOM) Antitrust Bureau in China, and acted as the chief architect of the Bureau’s national competition database project. He has been regularly hired by the Bureau to help examine numerous merger reviews of high profile multinational merger applications filed with competition authorities in multiple countries, e.g. Western Digital acquiring Hitachi’s and Seagate acquiring Samsung’s storage businesses. He played a vital expert witness role in successfully appealing the lawsuit Beijing Rainbow vs. Johnson & Johnson, which is the first anti-monopoly lawsuit in China won by a plaintiff in history. Since then he has served as an expert witness in abuse of dominance and monopoly agreement lawsuits to successfully defend notable multinational defendants in the court of law.

 

Dr. Gong has extensive consulting experiences for renowned international organizations. He works regularly for the World Bank Group to advise countries on competition policies, including Kazakhstan and Namibia. He has advised Caincross Foundation regarding China’s competition policies, and the World Bank regarding China’s SOE reform. He is also the principal author for the China section of the policy position paper by the BRICS New World Bank’s steering committee during its foundation time.

 

Prior to joining UIBE in 2009, Dr. Gong had an industrial consulting and research experiences of over 14 years, first as a Research Scientist at Bell Communications Research (Morristown, New Jersey) for over 7 years and later as Senior Advisor of Strategic Assessment at the Cable Television Laboratories Inc. (Louisville, Colorado) for another 7 years. He is the inventor of two US patents (US patent No. 8,332,902 and US patent No. 8,566,888) in switched broadcast television technologies, one of which has been widely deployed in spectrum allocation algorithms in cable QAM modulation equipment in the US. Dr. Gong played an important contributing role in US ex-Vice President Al Gore’s National Information Infrastructure (NII) project.

 

 

 

         Jiong (John) Gong, Ph.D.

         Department of Economics,

         University of International Business and Economics

         East Huixin Street 10, Beijing 100029, China,                                                    

         Email: johngong@gmail.com

 

Education        

         University of Texas at Austin                                                                         

         Ph.D. in Economics /Industrial Organization, Econometrics 

 

         New Jersey Institute of Technology 

         Graduate studies in Electric Engineering (part time)

        

         University of International Business & Economics

         B.A. in Economics / International Finance

 

Experiences

 

01/2009-present      University of International Business and Economics (Beijing, China)

         Professor of Economics

• Research and lecturing in areas of microeconomics, finance, industrial organization

• Director, Center of Telecommunications, Information and Media Economics Research

 

06/2013-03/2015     Accenture Institute for High Performance – China Research Center (Beijing, China)

         Senior Manager (part time)

• Responsible for AIHP’s Beijing Office d aily operations, managing a staff of 7 business researchers

• Research in innovation in China, proposed the canine theory of innovation

 

09/2001-04/2008     Cable Television Laboratories, Inc. (Louisville, Colorado)

         Senior Advisor-Strategic Assessment

• Responsible for assessing new technologies related to cable and CEO/CTO level consulting

• Research in optimal resource allocation of the cable network, capacity planning algorithms; invented a scheduling algorithm that is widely used in QAM modulation equipment; developed two patented innovations in switched digital broadcast (US patent No. 8,332,902 and US patent No. 8,566,888)

 

01/1995-08/2001     Bell Communications Research (Morristown, New Jersey)

         Research Scientist – Applied Research Lab

         • Research in Internet economics; first proposed the concept of economics of layered network

         • Regulatory economics modeling for public policy issues, such as interconnection and traffic settlement

 

Journal Publications        

 

1.      “The tradeoff of the commons under stochastic use,” with Xiaoyong Cao, Journal of Public Economics, forthcoming.

2.      “Fraud cycles,” with R. Preston McAfee and Michael Williams, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 172(3), 2016: 544-572.

3.      “Contractual mutual fund governance: the case of China,” with Ping Jiang and Shu Tian, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, 46, 2016: 543-567.

4.      “The Little Divergence: evidence from cotton textiles exports in Japan and China 1868-1930,” with Baomin Dong et al, Review of Development Economics, 19(4), 2015: 776–796.

5.      “Contracting for infrastructure projects as credence goods,” with Uwe Dulleck and Jianpei Li, Journal of Public Economic Theory, 17(3), 2015: 328-345.

6.      “Velocity of money and economic development in medieval China: the case of Northern Song,” with Baomin Dong, Review of Development Economics, 18(2), 2014: 203–217.

7.      “Split award contracting with investment,” with Jianpei Li and R. Preston McAfee, Journal of Public Economics, 96 (2012): 188–197.

8.      “FDI and environmental regulation: pollution haven or a race to the top?” with Baomin Dong and Xin Zhao, Journal of Regulatory Economics, 41, 2012(2), April, 216-237.

9.      “Transfer pricing under a dynamic tariff scheme,” with Zhongxiu Zhao, Dynamics of Continuous, Discrete & Impulsive Systems, Vol. 18, 2011.

10.   “Knowledge sharing in online communities,” with Zhaoli Meng et al, European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2009, Conference Proceedings, June 2009

11.   “Competition and adoption of search engine software,” with Zhaoli Meng et al, International Journal of U- and E- Service, Science and Technology, Vol. 2 , No. 1, January 2009

12.   “Simulation study of the spectral capacity requirements of switched digital broadcast,” with Daniel Vivanco et al, IEEE Broadnets 2007, Conference Proceedings, September 2007

13.   “QAM resource allocation in mixed-format VoD systems,” with David Reed et al, Journal of Communications, Vol. 2, No. 1, January, 2007.

14.   “QAM resource allocation,” with Jim Martin et al, IFIP-Networking 2006 Conference Proceedings, May 2006.

15.   “Optimal QAM allocation in the presence of mixed HD and SD streams,” with Yasser Seyed, NCTA Conference Proceedings, 2005.

16.   “Modeling switched broadcast video services,” with Joe Weber, NCTA Conference Proceedings, 2004.

17.   “Pretrial negotiation, litigation and procedural rules,” with R. Preston. McAfee, Economic Inquiry, Vol. 38, No.2, April 2000.

18.   “Network competition and industry structure,” with P. Srinagesh, Industrial and Corporate Change, Vol. 5, No.4, 1997.

19.   “General double auction mechanism,” with R. Preston. McAfee, Advances in Applied Microeconomics, Vol.6, 1996

20.   “An economic analysis of network architectures,” with P. Srinagesh, IEEE Network, Vol.10, No.2, 1996.

 

Book Chapters

 

1.      “VoD QAM Resource Allocation Algorithms,” in Networking Technologies, Services, and Protocols; Performance of Computer and Communication Networks; Mobile and Wireless Communications Systems, Springer Berlin/Heidelberg-Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 3976, 2006.

2.      “The Economics of Layered Networks,” with P. Srinagesh, Internet Economics, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 1997.

 

Patents  

 

1. “System for updated channel lineup for broadcasting and switched digital broadcasting services”, granted on 10/22/2013, US Patent No. 8,566,888

2. “Method and system of providing switch broadcast television”, granted on 12/11/2012, US Patent No. 8,332,902

 

Op-Ed

South China Morning Post

 

1.      “Price of a fight,” South China Morning Post, August 9, 2013

2.      “Nexen oil deal shows foreign acquisitions needn’t be a minefield for Chinese firms,” South China Morning Post, March 18, 2013

3.      “Missing Chinese in Chinese dream,” South China Morning Post, December 24, 2012

4.      “Work-in-progress,” South China Morning Post, December 8, 2012 

5.      “Economic threads,” South China Morning Post, September 19, 2012

6.      “Quality control,” South China Morning Post, September 10, 2012

7.      “Bigger, richer, stronger? Not always at the Games,” South China Morning Post, August 7, 2012

8.      “Beijing should settle WTO case over rare-earth exports,” South China Morning Post, July 12, 2012

9.      “Pegged out?” South China Morning Post, June 15, 2012

10.   “Bear-bile business has already lost the PR war,” South China Morning Post, February 23, 2012

11.   “Driving force,” South China Morning Post, February 13, 2012

12.   “Chinese solar firms aren’t out to undercut competition,” South China Morning Post, December, 1, 2011

13.   “Born sinners,” South China Morning Post, October 28, 2011

14.   “Burning issue,” South China Morning Post, October 13, 2011

15.   “The only way up,” South China Morning Post, September 14, 2011

16.   “The best prescription for restoring consumer trust,” South China Morning Post, August 13, 2011

17.   “Recycling ideas,” South China Morning Post, July 23, 2011

18.   “A few lessons for Tsinghua University on raising funds and naming buildings,” South China Morning Post, June 4, 2011

19.   “A lot of hot air,” South China Morning Post, May 21, 2011

20.   “Bubble in the sky,” South China Morning Post, May 7, 2011

21.   “Business opportunity: post-quake reconstruction,” South China Morning Post, April 15, 2011

22.   “A lighter tax burden would boost happiness,” South China Morning Post, April 5, 2011

23.   “Locke’s ethnicity, an asset or a liability?” South China Morning Post, March 15, 2011

 

Global Times

 

1.      “A fine line between luxury and vulgarity for brands,” Global Times, November 24, 2011

2.      “Economic jeremiads turn theory into sensation,” Global Times, November 10, 2011

3.      “Wong Lo Kat case shows perils of uncertain IPR,” Global Times, November 2, 2011

4.      “Let Chinese money speak loudly in euro crisis,” Global Times, October 31, 2011

5.      “Protestors threaten to tip US political balance,” Global Times, October 14, 2011

6.      “Chinese rebels little threat to Jobs-less empire,” Global Times, September 6, 2011

7.      “Biden’s cheap restaurant meal conceals expensive realities,” Global Times, August 22, 2011

8.      “Expect swerve before US crashes into debt ceiling,” Global Times, July 29, 2011

9.      “We’re only now paying for 20-year building spree,” Global Times, July 20, 2011

10.   “US military copters come stuffed full of pork,” Global Times, June 6, 2011

11.   “US on cusp of striking industrial renaissance,” Global Times, May 27, 2011

12.   “Tear down tariff barriers to bring cash back home,”  Global Times, May 10, 2011

13.   “Public awareness smothered by powerful tobacco lobby,”  Global Times, May 4, 2011

14.   “Don't blame rich for seeking chances overseas,”  Global Times, April 27, 2011

15.   “Not a market economy? Tell that to China’s public,”  Global Times, April 20, 2011

16.   “‘When in Rome...’ not such a good game plan,” Global Times, March 29, 2011

17.   “Rampant development no match for nature,” Global Times, March 14, 2011

18.   “Right’s attack on union won’t stop with public sector,” Global Times, March 7, 2011

19.   “Full steam ahead on China’s high-speed rails.” Global Times, March 1, 2011

20.   “No end to ingenuity of poison milk perpetrators,” Global Times, February 21, 2011

21.   “Fireworks blow up GDP, but at what cost to citizens,” Global Times, February 12, 2011

22.   “Top tips for surviving grueling ordeal of New Year TV,” Global Times, February 1, 2011

23.   “International trade provokes gratitude not resentment,” Global Times, January 17, 2011

24.   “Do celebrity politicians give enough bang for their buck,” Global Times, January 12, 2011

25.   “Govt awash with cash but taxes continue to proliferate,” Global Times, January 5, 2011

26.   “Sovereignty and default a complex equation,” Global Times, December 27, 2010

27.   “Increasing imports to cool down Chinas inflation,” Global Times, December 20, 2010

28.   “WikiLeaks charges show US hypocrisy over press freedom,” Global Times, December 14, 2010

29.   “Time for a road trip it’s cheaper to fly,” Global Times, December 7, 2010

30.   “China bashing spoils chances for real us growth,” Global Times, November 29, 2010

31.   “The making of a Sino-American auto giant,” Global Times, November 22, 2010

32.   “South Korean fear of US beef breaks trade balance,” Global Times, November 15, 2010

33.   “Chinese universal scapegoat in ugly midterms,” Global Times, November 9, 2010

34.   “US export policies churning out garbage,” Global Times, November 2, 2010

35.   “Rare-earth limits not aimed at foreign market,” Global Times, October 24, 2010

 

Shanghai Daily

 

1.      “History of US debt is history of US wars,” Shanghai Daily, August 18, 2011

2.      “More time to clear up train wreck,” Shanghai Daily, July 28, 2011

3.      “All hail fast and fancy railway but is it safe to ride?” Shanghai Daily, July 20, 2011

4.      “When pollution fees are merely the cost of doing business,” Shanghai Daily, June 9, 2011

5.      “New drunk driving law poses tough questions,” Shanghai Daily, May 24, 2011

6.      “Money, sex and the city: How powerful men fall,” Shanghai Daily, May 21, 2011

7.      “Our gilded age begins to emerge,” Shanghai Daily, May 12, 2011

8.      “Auctioning license plates far better than dodgy lottery,” Shanghai Daily, May 4, 2011

9.      “China’s 3 musketeers race against the global auto giants,” Shanghai Daily, April 28, 2011

10.   “There is something fishy in publicized price hike plans,” Shanghai Daily, April 27, 2011

11.   “Jail CEOs of firms that make deadly products,” Shanghai Daily, April 19, 2011

12.   “China and US interwoven economies,” Shanghai Daily, May 21, 2010

13.   “Levy huge fines on smokers and eateries,” Shanghai Daily, May 19, 2010

14.   “How car maker drives ahead by chucking rules,” Shanghai Daily, April 29, 2010

15.   “Hot money inflows put pressure on the Yuan,” Shanghai Daily, March 26, 2010

16.   “Shanghai can learn from Nagoya,” Shanghai Daily, March 23, 2010

17.   “Fixating on the Yuan won't fix surplus,” Shanghai Daily, March 9, 2010

18.   “Plight of 225 million migrant workers requires urgent action,” Shanghai Daily, February 25, 2010

19.   “China's next big thing: high-speed railways,” Shanghai Daily, February 4, 2010

20.   “China lives up to its WTO obligations,” Shanghai Daily, January 29, 2010

21.   “Low-end Geely to buy high-end Volvo in new business model,” Shanghai Daily, January 13, 2010

22.   “Hike power prices for business, not families,” Shanghai Daily, January 5, 2010

23.   “Auto industry in about turn,” China Daily, December 21, 2009

24.   “Obama’s call for growth driven by exports is music to China’s ears,” Shanghai Daily, December 17, 2009

25.   “Don’t just put lipstick on China’s exports – ensure good lipsticks,” Shanghai Daily, December 3, 2009

26.   “Bubble, bubble toil and the trouble with too much air power,” Shanghai Daily, November 25, 2009

27.   “Saying farewell to Qian Xuesen, father of our space program,” Shanghai Daily, November 4, 2009

28.   “China has a long way to go before environment starts to get better,” Shanghai Daily, October 27, 2009

29.   “Time to celebrate and to ponder,” Shanghai Daily, September 30, 2009

30.   “US auto subsidies a WTO flag,” Shanghai Daily, September 29, 2009

31.   “Could the wheels fall off fair China-US trade?” Shanghai Daily, September 17, 2009

32.   “Science of economics faces scrutiny, debate after financial crisis,” Shanghai Daily, September 14, 2009

33.   “It is lose-lose for everyone if US slaps tariffs on China tires,” Shanghai Daily, September 3, 2009

34.   “WTO decision flies in face of convention,” Shanghai Daily, August 25, 2009

35.   “Leniency toward drunk drivers must end,” Shanghai Daily, August 24, 2009

36.   “Premier’s visit shed new light on rocket genius,” Shanghai Daily, August 14, 2009

37.   “Tragedy recalls scenes in 1892,” Shanghai Daily, August 7, 2009

38.   “China deserves status of market economy,” Shanghai Daily, July 31, 2009

39.   “ Behind the headlines in the Rio Tinto case,” Shanghai Daily, July 24, 2009

40.   “ Time for corporate leaders to step up to World Expo plat,” Shanghai Daily, July 17, 2009

41.   “ A winner’s curse in overseas auto deals,” Shanghai Daily, July 6, 2009

42.   “ 3G good to go with China Mobile,” Shanghai Daily, March 2, 2009

43.   “Shanghainese and Mandarin make city’s melody,” Shanghai Daily, February 19, 2009

44.   “China’s auto industry takes two roads to indigenousness,” Shanghai Daily, January 22, 2009

45.   “Incisive commentary slices and dices plastic ‘surgeons’,” Shanghai Daily, January 7, 2009

46.   “Will fat-cat CEOs take pay cuts to save workers?” Shanghai Daily, December 30, 2008

47.   “Be current, get a jolt out of driving your car,” Shanghai Daily, December 22, 2008

48.   “How dare they light up under no-smoking signs?” Shanghai Daily, December 8, 2008

49.   “A river runs through it, that’s the old Huangpu in my Shanghai hometown,” Shanghai Daily, November 4, 2008

50.   “China Mobile acts like 800-pound gorilla in cell phone jungle,” Shanghai Daily, October 30, 2008

51.   “Troubles in toy town sink rubber duckies,” Shanghai Daily, October 27, 2008

52.   “Buffet bets on Chinese maker of hybrid batteries,” Shanghai Daily, October 17, 2008

53.   “Hail to Paul Krugman for explaining value of economics,” Shanghai Daily, October 17, 2008

54.   “Real lesson of melamine: free market greed is deadly,” Shanghai Daily, September 23, 2008

55.   “Don’t choke on Coke and Huiyuan juice deal,” Shanghai Daily, September 19, 2008

56.   “Shanxi reaps the wind as others blow hot air,” Shanghai Daily, September 9, 2008

57.   “Mobile phone market leads to a cottage industry phenomenon,” Shanghai Daily, August 27, 2008

58.   “Let’s celebrate a true Olympic hero,” Shanghai Daily, August 20, 2008

59.   “Let’s pump iron at gyms, do aerobics, take kids swimming,” Shanghai Daily, August 7, 2008

60.   “Philandvertising taints charity,” Shanghai Daily, July 30, 2008

61.   “A tale of air-con, GDP, green living and turds,” Shanghai Daily, July 21, 2008

62.   “Of true blue skies and double-cooked chicken,” Shanghai Daily, July 15, 2008

63.   “High-speed rails leave many folks behind,” Shanghai Daily, July 10, 2008

64.   “If cars were smaller, traffic would move,” Shanghai Daily, July 4, 2008

65.   “Tips for touring the US: Watch whales, kick butt,” Shanghai Daily, June 25, 2008

66.   “Run Run Fan runs far from civilized norms,” Shanghai Daily, June 20, 2008

 

China Daily

 

1.      “Auto industry in about turn,”  China Daily, December 21, 2009

 

Professional    Services

 

Executive editor (2010-2012): Journal of Chinese Economic and Foreign Trade Studies

Associate editor: Review of Pacific Basin Financial Markets an Policies

Referee: American Economic Review, Journal of Public Economics, Economic Inquiry, Games and Economic Behavior, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Industrial and Corporate Change, Journal of Regulatory Economics, Neteconomics.

 

Consulting Clients

 

Southwestern Bell, Ameritech, Comcast, Rogers Communications, Samsung Economic Research Institute, China Ministry of Commerce, Kopenhagen Fur, Moscow School of Management Skolkovo, Accenture Institute for High Performance, China National Bureau of Taxation, World Bank Group, Cairncross Economic Research Foundation,

Anjie Law Firm

 

Journal Publications in Mandarin Chinese 

 

1.      与易芳, “转售价格维持行为的竞争影响分析,” 《中国物价》2013年7月号总第291期

2.      与崔璐、David Thomlinson,“包容性创新,”《商业评论》2012年12月号总第124期

3.      与易芳,“论价格挤压行为的反垄断分析思路”,《价格理论与实践》2012年第1期

4.      “全球贸易保护中国如何应对?”《新智囊》,2010年,1月

5.      “跨国公司2010战略五变,”《人力资源》,2010年,1月号,总315期,P80

6.      “中国汽车自主品牌可以跳代发展,”《新智囊》,2009年,7月号,  P66-71

7.      “外资并购遭遇四重门,”《新智囊》,2009年,5月号

8.      “3G发牌谁受益 ,”《商学院》,2009年3月号,总第57期,P78