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 Search for National Identity in Japanese Economic Policy in 1950-1969.".” Nations and Nationalism 4 (1998): 227–45.

Gao, B. “"Efficiency, Culture or Politics: the Institutionalization of Japanese Management.".” A Special Issue of the Sociological Review, Titled the Laws of the Market, 1998, 88–115.

Gao, B. “"Three Paradigms in Modern Japanese Industrial Policy" (in Chinese).The Chinese Social Science Quarterly, 1995, 102–11.

Gao, Bai. “Arisawa Hiromi and His Theory for a Managed Economy.” Journal of Japanese Studies 20, no. 1 (1994): 115–115. Full Text