Professor of Sociology
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.
FDI and the Chinese Model of Economic Development in Comparative Perspectives awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2005 to 2007
Institutional Analysis of Global Production Networks: Market Competition and Industrial Upgrading in the Chinese Automob awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2003 to 2004
(98-0595) Facism Versus Liberalism: The Transformation of Economic Governance in Germany, Japan, and the United States i awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1998 to 1999
(95-0024) Conspicuous Consumption in Contemporary China awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1994 to 1995
al, BGE. High-Speed Rail and China’s Grand Strategy in the 21 Century (in Chinese). Social Science Literature Press, 2012.
Gao, B. Economic Ideology and Japanese Industrial Policy: Developmentalism from 1931 to 1965 (Chinese edition). Shanghai People’s Publishing House, 2008.
Gao, B. Japan’s Economic Dilemma: The Institutional Origins of Prosperity and Stagnation (Chinese Edition). Shangwu Publishing House, Beijing China, 2004.
Gao, B. Japan’s Economic Dilemma: The Institutional Origins of Prosperity and Stagnation (both hardcover and paperback). New York: Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Gao, B. Economic Ideology and Japanese Industrial Policy: Developmentalism from 1931 to 1965. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Gao, B. "“International Monetary Regimes and Domestic Political Economies: The Origins of the Global Glut of Liquidity.”." The Handbook of the Sociology of Finance. Ed. KK Cetina and A Preda. Oxford University Press, 2012.
Gao, B. "The Rubik’s Cube State: A Reconceptualization of Political Change in Contemporary China (a Chinese translation)." Overseas Studies on Contemporary China. Ed. H Cheng and M Xiaohe. Shanghai Social Science Academy Press, December 2010. 3-28.
Gao, B. "The Japanese Economy in the Postwar Period." The Encyclopedia of Japan. Ed. W Tsutsui. Black Well, 2006.
Gao, B. ""The State and the Associational Order of the Japanese Economy: The Institutionalization of Cartels and Trade Associations in Japan (1931-1945)"." The Sociology of the Economy. Ed. F Dobbin. Russel Sage Foundation, 2004.
Gao, B. "The social construction of competitive advantage." China: an International Journal 14.1 (February 1, 2016): 3-18.
Bai, G. "INTRODUCTION The Social Construction of Competitive Advantage." CHINA-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL 14.1 (February 2016): 3-18.
Gao, B. "“The Informal Economy in the Era of Information Revolution and Globalization: The Shanzhai Cell Phone Industry in China." Chinese Journal of Sociology 31 (March 2011).
Gao, B. ""The Rubik’s Cube State: A Reconceptualization of Political Change in Contemporary China" (a Chinese translation)." Social Sciences in China (Internal Version) 24 (December 2010): 100-119.
Gao, B. "“The Obama Administration and the Coming of the Post-Globalization Era.” (in Chinese)." Observation and Exchange (2010): 1-32.
Gao, B. "“Globalization and the Origins of Japanese Developmentalism"." Comparativ – Zeitschrift für Globalgeschichte und vergleichende Gesellschaftsforschung. 19 (2010): 10-24.
Gao, B. "The Rubik's Cube state: A reconceptualization of political change in contemporary China." Research in the Sociology of Work 19 (December 1, 2009): 409-438. Full Text
Gao, B. "“The International Monetary Order and Domestic Political Economy.” (in Chinese)." Sociological Studies (2009): 1-15.
Gao, B. "The Dollar Standard and the Monetary Risks: The Chinese Situation Seen from the Japanese Experience." The 21st Century Economic Report (February 2006).
Gao, B. "“The United States is Leading the Third Industrial Revolution” (in Chinese)." The Phoenix Weekly 437 (June 2012): 76-78.
Gao, B. "“The benefits of Non-separation of State-Corporate Governance.”." The Phoenix Weekly 430 (March 2012): p. 84-p. 84.
Gao, B. "“The Dollar Standard and the Global Production System: The Institutional Origins of the Global Financial Crisis.”." Accounts: A Newsletter of Economic Sociology. 9 (2010): 6-8.
Gao, B. "“The Possibility for A Major Change in International Economic Order." China Reform (April 2005).
Gao, B. "“Why is the Japanese Economy in Trouble.”." Accounts: A Newsletter of Economic Sociology Economic Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association 2 (2002): 6-6.
Gao, B. "The Impact of the New Guideline of the U.S.-Japan Security Treaty on the China-Taiwan Relations." The World Journal (October 1997).
Gao, B. "The Impact of Hong Kong’s Return to China on Sino-Japanese Relations." Ed. GWHKTPCII Chinese. The 1997 Effect:Hong Kong, China and the Pacific Region (1997): 209-218.
Gao, B. "The Territory Dispute: China, Taiwan and Japan." The World Journal (October 1996).
Gao, B. "The Impact of Japan’s Return to Asia on the China-Taiwan Relations." Ed. BTCAOP Science and ISHKSPI Chinese. Politics, Economy, Society and Cross-Strait Relations (1996): 165-176.
"Jissen-ha Economics and Japanese Industrial Policy." Kyoto Conference on Japanese Studies 3 (1994): 289-300.