John Ries is a Professor and Senior Associate Dean, Research at the Sauder School of Business at of the University of British Columbia. He holds the HSBC Professorship in Asian Business. He teaches courses on international business, international trade policy, and government and business. He has a B.A. from U.C. Berkeley and received a Ph.D. of Economics from the University of Michigan.
Professor Ries’ primary research interests are international trade and business. He has published over 25 articles in academic journals and has contributed articles to numerous conferences sponsored by the Canadian government. He served a co-editor at the Canadian Journal of Economics from 2011-2015. His current research assesses the importance of idiosyncratic factors in the matching of Chinese importers and foreign export sources.