World-renowned Economist, Vice President of China Society for Economic Reform, Director of National Economic Research Institute
World-renowned economist, Chairman of the China Economic Reform Research Foundation, Director of the National Economic Research Institute, Vice President of the China Society for Economic Reform, and a professor of economics at Peking University and the Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Professor Fan received his PhD in economics from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) in 1988; he was promoted to a researcher at CASS in 1992 and named a national young and middle-aged expert with outstanding contributions; he became one of the youngest PhD supervisors at CASS in 1993; he was appointed as a member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the People's Bank of China on August 11, 2006; he was awarded the Sun Yefang Prize in Economics in 1991 and 2005. He was awarded the Sun Yefang Prize for Outstanding Dissertation in Economics in 1991 and 2005; he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Auvergne, France in 2004. His main research areas are macroeconomics, institutional economics and transition economics. He has published more than 100 academic papers in Chinese and English academic journals and 12 related books. Professor Fan is an influential policy advisor and has long been committed to promoting China's economic reform. He is frequently invited by the central government and various ministries to consult on various economic policy issues, and has served as an economic advisor to many local governments including Guangdong. He has held various positions in China, has been appointed as an economic research consultant by the World Bank, UNDP, ESCAP, OECD and other international organizations, and has taught and lectured at many international universities. He was awarded honorary doctorates by the University of Auvergne in France in 2004 and by the Royal University of Canada in 2011. In 2005 and 2008, he was selected as one of the 100 most respected public intellectuals in the world by Foreign Policy Research and Viewpoint magazine. In 2010, he was selected by Foreign Policy Research as one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers.