2021 Annual Lecture Series

(Based on UTC+8, Beijing Time)

Photo Speaker Time Title Language
  • Scott Rozelle holds the Helen Farnsworth Endowed Professorship at Stanford University and is Senior Fellow in the Freeman Spogli Institute (FSI) for International Studies. For the past 30 years, he has worked on the economics of poverty reduction. Currently, his work on poverty has its focus on human capital, including issues of rural health, nutrition and education. For the past 20 year, Rozelle has been the chair of the International Advisory Board of the Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy, Peking University. In recent years Rozelle spends most of his time directing the Rural Education Action Project (REAP). In recognition of this work, Dr. Rozelle has received numerous honors and awards. Among them, he became a Yangtse Scholar (Changjiang Xuezhe) in Renmin University of China in 2008. In 2008 he also was awarded the Friendship Award by Premiere Wen Jiabao, the highest honor that can be bestowed on a foreigner.
  • Tue., June 1,
    9am-10am
  • English
  • Yongmiao Hong is a Distinguished Research Fellow at Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science and Center for Forecasting Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Dean of School of Economics and Management, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is a Fellow of The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), a Fellow of The Econometric Society and Co-editor of China Journal of Econometrics. He has published over 120 papers in mainstream economic, financial and statistical journals, and his most recent book is Foundations of Modern Econometrics: A Unified Approach. He has been listed among Most Cited Chinese Researchers in Economics by Elsevier for 7 consecutive years from 2014 to 2020.
  • Thu., June 3,
    4pm-5pm
  • Chinese
  • Jiandong Chen, Professor in Economics of Southwestern University of Finance and Economics. Advisor of Policy Research Office of Sichuan Province Government; Experts of Public Finance and Economics Committee of Sichuan Provincial People's Congress. The new century outstanding talent support program of Ministry of education in 2012; Outstanding experts in Sichuan Province in 2015; Sichuan Province academic and technology leaders in 2018; Distinguished Professor of Southwestern University of Finance and Economics in 2019. Over 100 papers (SSCI, SCI and CSSCI) have been published since 2009 (such as Scientific Data, Scientific reports, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Rural Studies, Technological and Economic Development of Economy, Abacus, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews), some of them are ESI highly cited papers or hot papers.
  • Mon., June 7,
    4pm-5pm
  • Chinese
  • Alessandra Guariglia is Professor of Financial Economics at the University of Birmingham. Her current areas of research include firm behavior under imperfect capital markets and the economics of transition in China.
  • Tue., June 8,
    4pm-5pm
  • English
  • Gordon G. Liu, PhD., is Dean of PKU Institute for Global Health and Development, BOYA Distinguished Professor of Economics at the PKU National School of Development, and Director of PKU China Center for Health Economic Research. Prof. Liu currently serves as co-organizer for the “US-China Track II Dialogue on Health”, and sits on the China National Expert Panel on COVID19, and the State Council Health Reform Advisory Commission. He is Associate Editor for academic journal of Health Economics (SCI), and the editor-in-chief for China Journal of Pharmaceutical Economics. Prior to joining Peking University, he served on fulltime faculty at University of Southern California (1994-2000), and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2000-2006).
  • Tue., June 15,
    9am-10am
  • Chinese
  • Xi Chen is an associate professor of Health Policy and Economics at Yale University. He is a faculty fellow at the Yale Institute for Social and Policy Studies and the Yale Alzheimer's Disease Research Center. His research endeavors focus on economics and public policies on population aging, and global health systems. Professor Chen consults for the United Nations. He is a research fellow at the IZA Institute of Labor Economics, fellow at the Global Labor Organization, Butler-Williams Scholar at National Institute on Aging, grant reviewer for the NSF and the NIH. Chen's work has been recognized through numerous awards, such as the Outstanding Dissertation of the AAEA, U.S. PEPPER Center Scholar Award, and the Kuznets Prize.
  • Wed., June 16,
    9am-10am
  • Chinese
  • Shawn (Xiaoguang) Chen is an Assistant Professor of UWA. He obtained PhD degrees from London School of Economics (LSE) and Peking University. His research focuses on how tax and rent extraction affect productivity and inequality. He published papers in Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Tax Administration, Economic Letters, China Economic Review, Social Science in China (《中国社会科学》), Economic Research Journal (《经济研究》). His work received the Gregory Chow Best Paper Award, and Best Paper Award from the First Public Finance Forum of China.
  • Thu., June 17,
    4pm-5pm
  • Chinese
  • DAI Erbiao is a Professor and Vice President of Asian Growth Research Institute (AGI) in Japan. He obtained PhD degree in Economics from Kyoto University. His recent research focuses on China's economic growth, regional development in Asia, and international migration of skilled labor. He also teaches at graduate schools of Kyushu University and University of Kitakyushu.
  • Wed., June 23,
    4pm-5pm
  • Chinese
  • Dr. Yaojiang Shi is Professor and Director of the Center for Experimental Economics in Education at Shaanxi Normal University. Expertise: Experimental Economics, Rural Education and Development, Impact Evaluation, Public Policy. Professor Shi conducted more than 60 experimental studies in the field of rural education and human capital cultivation. He published more than 180 academic papers, of which more than 110 have been included in SCI/SSCI journals. He also participated in the writing of 31 policy briefs to the government policy makers, 25 of which were adopted and approved.
  • Thu., June 24,
    4pm-5pm
  • Chinese
  • Alberto Di Minin, Full Professor of Management at Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies of Pisa and Research Fellow with the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy (BRIE), University of California – Berkeley. Alberto is also the Co-Director of the Confucius Institute of Pisa, and the Director of the Galileo Galilei Italian Institute in Chongqing University.
  • Fri., June 25,
    4pm-5pm
  • 英文
  • Graduate from the University of London, Kwan Fung is teaching economics at the University of Macau. His research is mainly on the labour market, agriculture, productivity & efficiency, and growth. He was a visiting fellow at Clare Hall, Cambridge UK and Brandeis University US, and a board member of the Chinese Economist Society (2008-2009). He is an advisor of the Economic Development Committee of the Macao SAR Government. Selected publication include “Surplus Agricultural Labour and Its Implications to China's Lewis Turning Point” China Economic Review 48:244-257, and “Labour Reallocation, Productivity Growth and Dualism in China” International Review of Economics and Finance 57: 198-210.
  • Mon., June 28,
    9am-10am
  • English
  • Justin Yifu LIN is Dean of Institute of New Structural Economics, Dean of Institute of South-South Cooperation and Development and Professor and Honorary Dean of National School of Development at Peking University. He was the Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of the World Bank, 2008-2012. Prior to this, Mr. Lin served for 15 years as Founding Director and Professor of the China Centre for Economic Research (CCER) at Peking University. He is Councillor of the State Council and a member of the Standing Committee, Chinese People's Political Consultation Conference. He is the author of more than 20 books including Justin Yifu Lin on China's Economy, Beating the Odd: Jump-starting Developing Countries, Going Beyond Aid: Development Cooperation for Structural Transformation, the Quest for Prosperity: How Developing Economies Can Take Off, New Structural Economics: A Framework for Rethinking Development and Policy, Against the Consensus: Reflections on the Great Recession, and Demystifying the Chinese Economy. He is a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy and a Fellow of the Academy of Sciences for Developing World.
  • Mon., June 28,
    4pm-5pm
  • Chinese
  • Tomoo Marukawa is a professor of Chinese economy at the Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo. He has received Ohira Masayoshi Memorial Prize in 2003. His work focuses on Chinese economy and industry. He is the author of six books including Contemporary Chinese Economy (2013, Second Edition 2021), Chinese Dream and Mass Capitalism (2013), Can We Live Without China? (2009), Contemporary Chinese Industries (2007), The Tectonic Shifts in China's Labor Market (2002). His most recent publication is a co-authored book named The Political Economy of Tobacco Industry: Its Global Development and the Current Situation in China. He is the editor of several books including The Economic Nexus between China and Emerging Countries (2018), The Evolution of Mobile Phone Industry (2010), Chinese Multinational Enterprises (2008), Chinese Automobile Industry in the Age of Global Competition (2005). He has published several articles regarding the Chinese economy in international journals including Economic Systems, Japanese Political Economy, Journal of East Asian Studies, Journal of Contemporary East Asia Studies, China: An International Journal, Asia Pacific Business Review, and Eurasian Geography and Economics.
  • Tue., June 29,
    4pm-5pm
  • English
  • Wang Xiaosong, Professor, School of Economics, Renmin University of China. He graduated from School of Economics, Nankai Universiy (China) and obtained ph.D of economics in 2010. His research interest is theory and policy of international trade, especially political economy of trade policy. He published 12 papers on trade theory and policy in SSCI Journals and more than 70 papers in top journals in Chinese. He is the principal of several research projects and won 7 academic prizes of provincial and ministerial level.
  • Wed., June 30,
    9am-10am
  • Chinese
  • Dr Yundan Gong is an Associate Professor in Economics at King’s College London, UK, external research fellow of Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Germany, and holds a PhD from Nottingham University. Her main research interests are in merger and acquisition, innovation and firm level response to globalization and her work has appeared in world leading journals like Journal of International Economics, World Development, and Journal of Development Studies. Yundan has also worked extensively with policy makers in China, UK and the UN, and won various research funds on Development in Emerging countries. Yundan has industry experience from her work as a bank manager in a leading bank in China, as an non-executive board director and as an angel investor and provides advices to start-ups, in which she gained insightful experience on business and economic growth.
  • Wed., June 30,
    6pm-7pm
  • English