I-Wei Cheng, Ph.D.


Ph.D. (Economics/Finance) State University of New York at Binghamton, 1990


Prof. Cheng has taught MBA programs at many international sites — HCMC, Hanoi, Vietnam; Suzhou, China; Melaka, Malaysia and Taipei, Taiwan for various business schools. Dr. Cheng served in a corporate training team (focus on the impacts of globalization) for Weyerhaeuser Co. USA, as a consultant to DBE (Disadvantage Business Enterprise) of ALDOT (Alabama Department of Transportation) and economic consultant to TECO (Taipei Economic and Cultural Office) at Atlanta, USA. His hobby is listening to classical music, surfing on the Internet and traveling. His motto is to maximize every God given moment and minimize worries and pains.

Research Interests

Mainly focus on economic and financial issues in Asian Pacific, especially China and Taiwan.

Teaching Course

  • FIN4998 (Senor Thesis)

Selected Publications

“An Analysis of Pedagogical Approaches in Diverse Topical Areas”. accepted by Midwestern Business and Economic Review(Cabell-Listed), No. 53, May 2020.

Personal Finance: A graphical Approach 2nd edition. coauthored with James Wu, Wu Nan Publisher Company, Taipei., August, 2019. (College level Textbook)

“A Comparative Study of Stock Exchanges in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan”. Journal of International Research in Economics and Finance, December 2017.

“International Diversification: A Case Study of the Vietnamese Stock Markets”, Business Research Year Book, International Academy of Business Disciplines, Number 1, Volume XX, 2013.