Scientific Committee

 

Chong-En Bai
Dean of School of Economics and Management
Mansfield Freeman Chair Professor, Department of Economics
Tsinghua University

 

Chong-En Bai is the Dean of the School of Economics and Management and Mansfield Freeman Chair Professor of Economics at 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>
Ruixue Jia
Assistant Professor of Economics
UC San Diego

 

Ruixue Jia is an Assistant Professor of Economics at UC San Diego 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 King Center on Global Development
Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)

 

Hongbin Li is James Liang Director of the China Program at the Stanford King Center on Global 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>
Yi Lu
Head of the Department of Economics and Professor of Economics
Tsinghua University

 

Yi Lu is the Head of the Department of Economics and Professor of Economics at School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University. Before joined Tsinghua, he taught at University of Hong Kong as research assistant professor, and then National University of Singapore as assistant professor and tenured associate professor. He received BS in biology and MA in economics from Fudan University, and PhD in economics from University of Hong Kong. His research focuses on Chinese economy, including public finance, international trade, and economic development. Read more>
Albert Park
Director, Institute for Emerging Market Studies
Chair Professor, Division of Social Science
Professor, Department of Economics and Division of Public Policy
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 the Chair Professor of Social Science, Professor of Department of Economics and Division of Public Policy, 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
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 Kong
Co-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
Professor of Economics
The University of Hong Kong

 

Heiwai Tang is Professor of Economics at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). Prior to HKU, he was tenured Associate Professor of International Economics at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He is also Research Fellow at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, the Center of Economic Studies and Ifo Institute (CESIfo) in Germany, and 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, Stanford University, MIT Sloan School of Management, Harvard University, and RIETI. He is on the editorial boards of Journal of International Economics, Journal of Comparative Economics, and China Economic Review. Read more>
Daniel Yi Xu
Professor of Economics
Duke University

 

Daniel Yi Xu is a 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>
Xiaobo Zhang
Distinguished Chair Professor of Economics
National School of Development, Peking University

 

Xiaobo Zhang is a distinguished chair professor of economics at the National School of Development, Peking University in China, and senior research fellow of IFPRI. He received his Ph.D. from Cornell University. His research fields include agricultural economics, development economics, and Chinese economy. He is the Chief Editor of China Economic Review. He received Sun Yefang Prize for Economics Research in China (the most prestigious award in the field of economics in China) and Zhang Peigang Development Economics Outstanding Achievement Award (the highest award in the field of development economics). He is a co-PI of China Family Panel Studies (CFPS) survey and PI of Enterprise Survey for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in China (ESIEC). Read more>
Yifan Zhang
Associate Professor of Economics
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

 

Yifan Zhang is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He received B.A. and M.A. from Renmin University of China and Ph.D. from University of Pittsburgh. He worked at Lingnan University before joining CUHK in 2015. He is an external affiliate faculty of Cornell Institute for China Economic Research, and an associate editor of China Economic Review. He has been a consultant for the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, and Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia.

Prof. Zhang’s research interests include international trade and economic development. His recent research has investigated the impacts of globalization forces such as trade and FDI on the performance of Chinese firms. Read more>
Li-An Zhou
Associate Dean and Department Chair
Professor of Applied Economics
Guanghua School of Management, Peking University

 

Li-An Zhou is the Associate Dean, Department Chair and Professor of Applied Economics in Guanghua School of Management at Peking University. Professor Zhou received his BA and MA in economics from Peking University, and his Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University. He joined Guanghua 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>