Benjamin H.F. Chiao is Full Professor and Academic Dean for Asia Programs at PSB Paris School of Business. Previously he was Academic Dean for China DBA Programs, and China Center Director at the Paris School of Business. He is a frequent commentator, appearing a few hundred times analyzing for media in China, Russia, Germany, France, U.K., Switzerland, etc. Previously he worked in universities around the globe such as Peking U,NYU,HKUST,and SHUFE. He was “Star Professor” voted by MBA students in the oldest business university in China. He is a highly experienced consultant for Chinese mayors, EBRD, leading global companies and organizations. He had served his alma mata as an alum president and a special representative. He has raised historic amount of donation. He is enthusiastic in service and has received numerous recognition awards from hospitals, charities, and universities. His research focuses on the law and economics of information technologies, biological economics, and Chinese economy. He has created an anti-spam mechanism called "Uncensored Communication Channels" or "Open Channel" together with Jeffrey Mackie-Mason. This open channel is widely used by several hundred million users. He and co-authors also obtained a patent on “Communication Buffers” to solve the spam problem, or more generally to create an incentivized attention market. He later realized that the key tradeoff of type-1 and type-2 errors in the spam problem is way beyond the problem of spam. Extending this earlier theoretical consideration from email spam management to Internet management, he proposed the use of experimental methods to properly innovate the regulation of the Chinese cyberspace. Being an open source developer himself, he also worked on open source and more generally on open innovation with Jason MacVaugh to theoretically and experimentally study how intellectual property owners could work in a more open manner, especially through de facto regimes such as standard-setting organizations. He then published on the economics of standard-setting organizations with Josh Lerner and Jean Tirole, who later obtained a Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics. He has twenty years of experience in experimental methods, managing a few renowned labs in experimental social sciences. He is also enthusiastic about the biological basis of decision making and how artificial intelligence mimics the brain, especially through meditation and neurotransmitters. With DH Cui and others, Dr. Chiao contributed to one of the first such books on the science of meditation, which is a key book project of the China’s 13th 5-year National Plan. With SH Chew, R Ebstein, S Tolomeo and L Zhen, they worked on how oxytocin affects social behavior. Together they later worked on the so-called Brain-and-Heart Axis. As Academic Chair of the Shenzhen Industrial Alliance of AI, he is keen on improving AI through brain science. Most recently, together with Guesmi et al, he studied how COVID-19 affected the asset prices and the energy market. He also worked with Schiavone, Appio, Leone, Sabetta, and Chen in a series of studies about how precision medicine, AI and user innovation helped fight the pandemic. Prof. Chiao is outspoken in disseminating more balanced stories about China and China technologies through the media. His commentaries in the media worldwide include areas such as telecommunications, digital economy, cyberspace management, trade war, financial markets, Chinese economy, Hong Kong economy, and COVID-19 pandemic.
- PhD, Information (graduated in 2010)
- Professor and China Center Directeur and Academic Dean for China DBA Programs
- Full Professor and Academic Dean for Asia Programs
- Economics and Business Information
Standards, anti-spam economic mechanisms, open-content economics, Internet management, economics of culture and finance, evaluation mechanisms