Dr. Ralph W. Huenemann
Professor Emeritus; International Business
PhD, Harvard (1982); MA, Harvard (1965); BA, Oberlin College (1961)
Fields of Scholarly Interest:
- Economy of China
- International Trade, Finance and Development
- Project Appraisal (Cost-Benefit Analysis)
- Global Business and Society
Ralph W. Huenemann (胡永年) is a professor emeritus with the Gustavson School of Business where he occasionally teaches. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Asian Business and has extensive consulting experience specifically:
For the World Bank: China Second Railway Project; Korea Gyonggi Regional Transport Project; China Third Railway Project; China Fourth Railway Project; China Inner Mongolia Local Railway Project; China Water Transport Study; China Railways O.I.S., Data Transmission and Telecommunications Network Report; China Grain Distribution and Marketing Project; etc.
For the International Development Research Centre: advisory mission to China’s Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations and Trade for GATT preparations.
For the Canadian International Development Agency: workshops on international trade and investment for coastal city mayors; Lanzhou Urban Transport Modeling Project with Gansu University of Technology; etc.
Huenemann, R.W. (2009). "Banking: Overview," "Banking: Big Four," "BOT Contracts (Build-Operate-Transfer)," "Foreign Currency Reserves," and "Transport Infrastructure: Railways since 1876". Encyclopedia of Modern China. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale.
Huenemann, R.W. & Zhang. A. (2004). Competition policy for the airlines industry in APEC economies. In Erlinda Medalla (ed.), Competition Policy in the New Millenium. London: Routledge.
Huenemann, R.W. (2003). Eisenbahnpolitik. In B. Staiger, S. Friedrich & H.W. Schütte (eds.), Das Grosse China Lexikon. Darmstadt: Primus Verlag, 2003.
Huenemann, R.W. (2001). Are China’s Recent Transport Statistics Plausible? China Economic Review, 12, 368-372.
Huenemann, R.W. (2000). Anomalies in the Sino-Canadian Trade Data, with Particular Reference to the Hong Kong Re-Export Trade. Journal of Contemporary China, 9(24), 333-343.
Huenemann, R.W. (2000). Liberalization of manufacturing sectors: The automobile industry in China. In I. Yamazawa (ed.), APEC: Its Challenges and Tasks for the Future. London: Routledge.
Huenemann, R.W. (1991). Modernizing China’s transport system. Joint Economic Committee, China’s Economic Dilemmas in the 1990s: The Problems of Reforms, Modernization and Interdependence. Washington, D.C.: GPO.
Huenemann, R.W. (1990). Family planning in Taiwan: The conflict between ideologues and technocrats. Modern China, 16(2), 173-189.
Huenemann, R.W. (1990). Chinese-Canadian trade relations. Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada, 1(1).
Huenemann, R.W. (1989). A persistent error in cost-benefit analysis: The case of the three gorges dam in China. Energy Systems and Policy, 8(2).
Huenemann, R.W. (1984). The Dragon and the Iron Horse: The Economics of Railroads in China 1876-1937. Harvard University Press.
Huenemann, R.W. & Ho, S.P.S. (1984). China’s Open Door Policy: The Quest for Foreign Technology and Capital. Vancouver, BC: UBC Press.
Huenemann, R.W. (1966). Urban Rationing in Communist China. China Quarterly, 26.
“The World Bank and China,” Beijing Forum, Peking University, 2010.
“China’s Role in the Global Economy: The Continuing Quest for Wealth and Power,”
UVic Masterminds Lecture, 2009.
“Can China Find a Path to Sustainable Development?”, Oberlin College, 2008.
“The Quest for a Pro-Poor Methodology for Project Appraisal: Rural Roads in Western China,” Center for Human and Economic Development Studies, Peking University, 2006.
- National Merit Scholar (1957)
- Phi Beta Kappa (1960)
- Oberlin Shansi Memorial Association Fellow (1961)
- Woodrow Wilson Fellow (1963)
- Faculty Award of Excellence, Commerce Students’ Society (2000)
- Outstanding Faculty Member, Commerce Students’ Society (2002)
- Award of Excellence for Outstanding Teaching, Faculty of Business, University of Victoria (2004)
After two years (2006-2008) of teaching at the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, Dr. Huenemann in retirement teaches occasionally at the Gustavson School of Business.
- Harvard: Principles of Economics
- UBC: Principles of Economics, Development Economics, Economy of China
- UC-Santa Cruz: Economy of China, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Socialist Economics, Economic History of Europe, Principles of Economics
- UVic: Cost-Benefit Analysis, Developmental Administration, Managerial Economics and Finance, International Business, International Finance, Economy of China, Global Business and Society
- Shanghai Jiaotong University: Cost-Benefit Analysis
- China Europe International Business School (CEIBS): International Business
- Guanghua School of Management, Peking University: International Finance, Managerial Economics, Macroeconomics, Economy of China
- University of Economics, Prague: Economy of China