Scientific Committee

 

Mansfield Freeman Chair Professor and Executive Associate Dean, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University
Chong-En Bai is Mansfield Freeman Chair Professor and Executive Associate Dean in the School of Economics and Management of Tsinghua University. He is also the Director of the National Institute for Fiscal Studies of Tsinghua University. He earned his Ph.D. degrees in Mathematics and Economics from UCSD and Harvard University, respectively. His research interests include economic institutions, economic growth and development, public economics, and the Chinese economy. Read more>
Robin Burgess
Professor of Economics, London School of Economics

Robin Burgess is Professor of Economics, Founder and Director of the International Growth Centre, and Director of the Economic Organisation and Public Policy Programme all at the London School of Economics. He was brought up in Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, the US, the Philippines and Italy where his father worked as a doctor and his mother as a child nutritionist. He received a B.Sc. in Biological Sciences from Edinburgh University, a M.Sc. in Economics from the LSE and a PhD in Economics from Oxford University. His areas of research interest include development economics, public economics, political economy, labor economics and environmental economics. Read more>
Hongbin Cai
Chair of Economics and Dean of Faculty of Business and Economics, The University of Hong Kong

Hongbin Cai is Chair of Economics and Dean of Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Hong Kong. He received his BA in Mathematics at Wuhan University, M.A. in Economics at Peking University, and Ph.D. in Economics at Stanford University. From 1997 to 2005, he taught at University of California, Los Angeles. From December 2010 to January 2017, he served as Dean of Guanghua School of Management in Peking University. Read more>
Chang-Tai Hsieh
Phyllis and Irwin Winkelried Professor of Economics and PCL Faculty Scholar, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Chang-Tai Hsieh is Phyllis and Irwin Winkelried Professor of Economics and PCL Faculty Scholar at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He has been a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Banks of San Francisco, New York, and Minneapolis, as well as the World Bank’s Development Economics Group and the Economic Planning Agency in Japan. He is a Research Associate for the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Senior Fellow at the Bureau for Research in Economic Analysis of Development, and a member of the Steering Group of the International Growth Center in London. Read more>
Ruixue Jia
Assistant Professor, UC San Diego

Ruixue Jia is an assistant professor of economics at the School, where she focuses her research on the political economy, development economics, economic history and China. She uses organization theory to closely examine the incentives of politicians, particularly to understand how such incentives affect growth, the environment and workplace safety. She has researched what determines the selection of politicians in China and how the incentives for politicians affect pollution and coal mine accidents. Read more>
Hongbin Li
James Liang Director of the China Program, Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development
Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)

Hongbin Li is James Liang Director of the China Program at the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development. He obtained a PhD in economics from Stanford University in 2001 and joined the economics department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he became a full professor in 2007. He taught at Tsinghua University in Beijing from 2007 to 2016 and was C.V. Starr Chair Professor of Economics in the School of Economics and Management. He also founded and served as the executive associate director of the China Data Center. Read more>
Albert Park
Director, Institute for Emerging Market Studies
Chair Professor, Division of Social Science
Professor, Department of Economics
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Albert Park is a development and labor economist who is an expert on China’s economic development. He is Chair Professor of Social Science, Professor of Economics; Senior Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies at HKUST; and the founding Director of the Institute for Emerging Market Studies (IEMS). His research and commentary has appeared in the Economist, New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, BBC, CNN, Bloomberg, Freakonomics, and NPR. Read more>
Gérard Roland
E. Morris Cox Professor of Economics and Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley

Gérard Roland joined the Berkeley faculty as a professor in 2001. He received his PhD from Universite Libre de Bruxelles in 1988 and taught there from 1988-2001. Professor Roland is also a CEPR research fellow, where he was program director between 1995 and 2006 as well as a NBER research associate. He served as editor of the Journal of Comparative Economics, and was an associate editor for several other journals. Read more>
Zheng Michael Song
Professor, Department of Economics, The Chinese University of Hong KongCo-director, the Chinese University of Hong Kong – Tsinghua University Joint Research Center for Chinese Economy

Michael Song is a Professor of Economics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University. He is also the Co-director of the CUHK-Tsinghua Joint Research Center for Chinese Economy and a co-editor of China Economic Review. His research focuses on Chinese economy and macroeconomics. In 2013, he won Sunyefang Economic Science Award.
Heiwai Tang
Assistant Professor of International Economics, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

Heiwai Tang is Assistant Professor of International Economics at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and Research Fellow of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, the Center of Economic Studies and Ifo Institute (CESIfo) in Germany, as well as the Globalization and Economic Policy Center in the U.K. He has been a consultant to the World Bank, International Finance Corporation, United Nations, and Asian Development Bank, and held visiting positions at the IMF, MIT Sloan School of Management, Harvard University, and RIETI. He is an associate editor of Journal of Comparative Economics. Read more>
Daniel Yi Xu
Professor of Economics, Duke University

Daniel Yi Xu is Professor of Economics at Duke University and Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He is the co-editor of the Journal of Development Economics. He is also an associate editor of the Economic Journal, the Journal of Industrial Economics, the Journal of International Economics, Quantitative Economics, the Rand Journal of Economics, and the Review of Economics and Statistics. Read more>
Yaohui Zhao
Professor of Economics, China Center for Economic Research, Peking University

Yaohui Zhao is Professor of Economics at the China Center for Economic Research of Peking University. She received BA and MA from Peking University and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1995. Her research focuses on labor market issues in China, including determinants and consequences of rural to urban labor migration, wage differentials, and returns to education. Read more>
Li-An Zhou
Department Chair and Professor of Economics, Guanghua School of Management, Peking University

Li-An Zhou is a Professor of Economics at Peking University Guanghua School of Management and Chair of Applied Economics Department. Dr. Zhou received his BA and MA in economics from Peking University, and his Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University. He joined Gunaghua as an Assistant Professor in 2002 and became a full Professor in 2010. His research interests include political economy, industrial organization, economic development, and Chinese economy. Read more>