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Fan Gang is one of China’s most influential economists, and one of China’s leading reform advocates. He is Director of China’s National Economic Research Institute (NERI), and Secretary-General of the China Reform Foundation, China’s first economic think-tank.
He was previously a member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the People’s Bank of China (2006-10), and is currently a highly respected advisor to the Chinese Central Government on economic reform and strategic development. He is Professor of Economics at Peking University, and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS).
Fan is both an influential opinion leader in China, as well as internationally. An expert in the macroeconomics of long-term development, international trade and currency, foreign relations and China’s regional integration within Asia. He is most renowned for addressing such topics as China’s financial risk and financial systems reform, foreign exchange regimes and revaluation, China’s economic reform, and globalisation.
He is widely recognised as the go-to-expert of the Chinese central government, and is often invited to give advice when key ministries of the government consider major policy and reform decisions. He also serves as a Senior Advisor to international organisations such as the World Bank, United Nations Development Program, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. He has been a Member of International Academic Committee since 1992, a Fellow of the Chinese Economist Society since 1993, and a Fellow and Global Leader for Tomorrow of the World Economic Forum since 1995.
He was ranked 33rd in the ‘World’s 100 Most Admired Intellectuals’ by Foreign Policy and Prospect in both 2005 and 2008, and one of the ‘Top 100 Global Thinkers’ by Foreign Policy in 2010.
Fan is an accomplished author, and has written 8 books on macroeconomics and the economics of transition, more than 80 academic papers, as well as more than 100 articles for magazines and newspapers. Currently, he writes a monthly series called “Enter the Dragon” for Project Syndicate, which analyses trends in China’s economy and the impact they have globally.