Executive Director, China’s National Economic Research Institute
Born 1953 in Beijing, Fan Gang was educated at Beijing University and received his Ph.D. in economics from the Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
Fan is Executive Director of China’s National Economic Research Institute in Beijing, Director of the China Reform Foundation, and Professor of Economics at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences at Peking University. He also holds academic appointments at the Maastricht School of Management in the Netherlands, and the Center for Studies in Economic Development of the University of Clermont-Ferrand in France. He has been an advisor to the Center for International Development at Harvard University since 1993, and a Fellow of the World Economic Forum since 1994.
Fan is an advisor to several ministries of the Chinese central government as well as provincial governments and leading multi-national companies. He has been engaged as consultant to The World Bank, IMF, UNDP and OECD. He was the first non-government member appointed to the Monetary Policy Committee of the People’s Bank of China (the Central Bank) in 2006, where he served until 2010.
His publications include over 100 academic papers published in Chinese and English academic journals and 10 books on macroeconomics and economics of transition.
Fan was elected as one of the “Global Leaders for Tomorrow” at the World Economic Forum in Davos in 1995. From 2005 to 2008 he was named four times one of “World’s Top 100 Public Intellectuals” jointly by Foreign Policy and Prospect, and in 2010 one of “100 Global Thinkers” by Foreign Policy.