Bai Gao

Bai Gao

Professor of Sociology

External address: 
341 Soc-Psych, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: 
Box 90088, Durham, NC 27708-0088
(919) 660-5620


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.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Princeton University 1994

Gao, B. “The origins of nonliberal capitalism: Germany and Japan in comparison.Journal of Economic Literature 42, no. 3 (September 1, 2004): 885–86.

Gao, B. “"The Exchange Rate of Renminbi and the International Political Economy" (in Chinese).” Strategy and Management, January 2004.

Tetsuji, Okazaki, Okuno-Fujiwara Masahiro, Ueda Kazuo, Ishii Susumu, and Hori Nobuaki. “The Capital Distribution in Post Japan: Industrial Policy and Private Banks.” Social Science Journal of Japan, 2003.

Gao, Bai, Tetsuji Okazaki, and Masahiro Okuno-Fujiwara. “The Japanese Economic System and Its Historical Origins.” Journal of Japanese Studies 28, no. 1 (2002): 206–206. Full Text


Gao, B. “Japanese Economy Seen by Foreign Specialists of Japanese Studies.Economic Policy Studies, March 1991.

Gao, B. “The Sectionalism and Integration of the Japanese State During the 1930s.Transactions of the International Conference of Orientalists in Japan, 1991.

Gao, B. “Japanese Higher Education Structure.” Edited by Hao Keming and Wang Yongquan Beijing People S Education Press. Studies on the Reform of Chinese Higher Education, 1988.

Gao, B. “The Background of the Reform of Chinese Higher Education.Beijing University, 1985.

Youth, Forum of. “Challenge to our Study.,” 1985.

Gao, B. “The Tendency of Chinese Education Reform.The News of Science and Technology, 1985.

Gao, B. “Diversity and Higher Education Reform.Encyclopedic Knowledge, 1985.

Gao, B. “A New Way of Continuing Education.People’S Daily, December 1984.

Gao, B. “The Way of Learning by Topic.Beijing University, October 1984.

Gao, B. “’Human Relation’ in the Japanese Management System.Exploration of Labor Issues, 1982.