David Daokui Li, Chinese economist, Director of Center for China in the World Economy in Tsinghua University, spoke on “Big Changes in China: Outlook for the Next Decade Forum” in New York.
David Daokui Li
David Daokui Li 李稻葵 is one of China’s most influential economists and most eminent professors. He is a former member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the People’s Bank of China. He is the Director of the Center for China in the World Economy (CCWE), Mansfield Freeman Professor of the Department of Finance of the School of Economics and Management, and Director of the Scholars Programme at Tsinghua University, Beijing.
Li is frequently quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, New York Times, Financial Times, China Daily, and more. He is a renowned expert on the Economics of Transition, Economic Development, Corporate Finance, International Economics and the Chinese Economy. In 2006, Li was chosen by Wall Street Wire as one of the top 10 most influential economists in China. In 2010, he was voted as the only economist among the 10 CCTV Men of the Year of the Chinese Economy.
Li received his Ph.D. degree in Economics from Harvard University in 1992. His current research interests are China’s macroeconomy, economic development models, international comparisons of economic growth, and China’s need to pursue a development pattern fitting with its large economic status.
Prior to joining Tshingua University as a Professor in 2004, Li was Associate Professor of Economics at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan, and National Fellow at the Hoover Institute at Stanford University. He worked as a Consultant at the World Bank (Social Security Studies) and was a Visiting Scholar at the Harvard Institute for International Development.
David Li is a delegate to the Beijing People’s Congress and a member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Committee (CPPCC). He is also a member of the Global Agenda Councils and, a Rapporteur of the International Financial Institutions Reform Cluster of the Global Redesign Initiative (GRI) of the World Economic Forum in Davos. He is Vice President of The Chinese Association for World Economic Studies, and a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research.
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