Bai Gao
  • Bai Gao

  • Professor of Sociology
  • Sociology
  • 341 Soc-psych, Durham, NC 27708
  • Campus Box 90088
  • Phone: (919) 660-5620
  • Fax: (919) 660-5623
  • Homepage
  • Overview

    I have two ongoing projects. One is to study how the dollar's key currency status and the U.S. role as the major liquidity supplier in the postwar period have affected U.S. domestic political economy and how such impacts have led to the skyrocketing federal debt, a fiat economy and high unemployment rate. The other is to study how the changing international environments have changed the Chinese perception of geography and pushed it to a new development strategy of Eurasian continental economic integration.
  • Specialties

    • Intellectual Interests
  • Current Projects

    the institutional origins of the global financial crisis,, the industrial clusters and specialized markets in China,, the industrial upgrading strategies of Chinese companies in responding to the challenge of globalization
  • Areas of Interest

    Economic Sociology,
    Globalization,
    Comparative/Historical Sociology,
    Comparative Political Economy
  • Education

      • Ph.D.,
      • Princeton University,
      • 1994
      • Sociology,
      • Princeton University,
      • 1994
      • Sociology,
      • Princeton University,
      • 1990
      • Comparative Higher Education,
      • Beijing University,
      • 1986
      • Japanese Language & Literature,
      • Beijing University,
      • 1983
  • Recent Publications

      • B Gao.
      • (2014).
      • “Why is the Japanese Economy in Trouble.”.
      • Accounts: A Newsletter of Economic Sociology Economic Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association
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      • B Gao.
      • (2014).
      • “The Dollar Standard and the Global Production System: The Institutional Origins of the Global Financial Crisis.”.
      • Accounts: A Newsletter of Economic Sociology.
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      • ASA Economic Sociology Section.
      • B Gao.
      • (April, 2005).
      • “The Possibility for A Major Change in International Economic Order.
      • China Reform
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      • B Gao.
      • (March 1, 2012).
      • “The benefits of Non-separation of State-Corporate Governance.”.
      • The Phoenix Weekly
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      • p. 84-p. 84.
      • B Gao.
      • (June 1, 2012).
      • “The United States is Leading the Third Industrial Revolution” (in Chinese).
      • The Phoenix Weekly
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      • 76-78.
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  • Teaching

    • SOCIOL 344.01
      • TECH AND ORG ENVIRONMENTS
      • East Duke 108
      • WF 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
    • SOCIOL 650S.01
      • GLOBAL RESPONSES RISE OF CHINA
      • TBA
      • W 04:40 PM-07:10 PM
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