Dr 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 Reform Foundation, China's first economic think-tank. Trained at the Chinese Academy of Social Science (CASS) and Harvard University, he is also a professor at several top universities in China.
Dr Fan Gang is a respected advisor to China's leadership on economic reform and strategic development. 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.
He provides advice to various departments of the Chinese central government, provincial governments as well as Chinese and international organisations. Among the long list of advisory positions he holds, he is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Labor and Social Security of China, a member of the Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong Center for Monetary Policy, sits as a member of the International Advisory Board of the Center of International Development, Harvard University, is a member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the People's Bank of China, is an advisor to the State Foreign Exchange Administration of China and International Advisor to the Center for International Development at Harvard University.
Dr Fan Gang is a Fellow of the World Economic Forum (since 1994), a Fellow of the Chinese Economist Society (USA) (since 1993) and is a consultant to the World Bank, UNDP, ESCAP and to the OECD.
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 eight books so far.
Dr Fan Gang was awarded the accolade of a 'Global Leader for Tomorrow' by the World Economic Forum in Davos (1995) and has been ranked number 33rd in the "world's top 100 public intellectuals" by Foreign Policy and Prospect (2008).
Dr Fan Gang is a regular speaker at international events and also provides strategic advice to international corporations or makes guest presentations to small business meetings, focusing on the direction of China's economic policy and its implications for Chinese and foreign businesses. He presents fluently in English.