Prof. Fan Gang is one of China's most influential economists and one of China's leading reform advocates. His remarks are closely followed for clues about how Chinese leaders are thinking about the global economy.
Based in Beijing, he is the Director of the National Economic Research Institute (NERI) and Chairman of the China Development Institute, one of China's top economic think-tanks. Trained at the Chinese Academy of Social Science (CASS) and Harvard University, he is also a professor at several top universities in China.
Fan Gang was previously a member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the People's' Bank of China, and today remains a highly respected advisor to China's leadership on economic reform and strategic development. He provides advice to various departments of the Chinese central government, provincial governments as well as Chinese and international organisations. Dr Fan Gang has been a Fellow of the World Economic Forum, Fellow of the Chinese Economist Society (USA) and a consultant to the World Bank, UNDP, ESCAP and to the OECD.
He is an expert in the macroeconomics of long-term development, international trade and currency, foreign relations and China's regional integration within Asia. He speaks on China's financial risk and financial systems reform, foreign exchange regimes and revaluation and on China's economic reform and globalisation.
As a respected authority on China's economic development, he features regularly as a guest writer in various journals and publications. Indeed, he has written over 100 academic papers published in Chinese and English journals and more than 200 articles in newspapers and magazines published around the world. He the author of 12 books so far.
Prof. Fan Gang was awarded the accolade of a 'Global Leader for Tomorrow' by the World Economic Forum in Davos (1995) and was ranked in the "world's top 100 public intellectuals" by Foreign Policy and Prospect in 2005 and 2008. In 2010, he was named one of "100 Top Global Thinkers" by Foreign Policy
Dr Fan is a regular speaker at international conferences, keynote guest speaker at client events and also provides strategic advice to international corporations, focusing on the direction of China's economic policy, China's role in the global economy and implications for Chinese and foreign businesses. He presents fluently in English