Professor Chenggang Xu earned his PhD in Economics from Harvard in 1991, and is a Special-Term Visiting Professor at Tsinghua. He taught at the London School of Economics (1991-2009) and was a Reader; he also taught/worked at Harvard, the IMF and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences .
Professor Xu was the President of the Asian Law and Economics Association (2010-2012) and World-Class University Professor at Seoul National University (2009-2013). He won the Sun Yefang Economics Prize in 2013. He is a co-editor for 3 major international and national journals in economics, finance and law-and-economics; and as a member of editorial boards for more than a dozen major international and Chinese journals in economics, finance and law-and-economics. He has dozens of publications in major journals, such as JEL, JPE, AER, RES, EER, etc. ; chapters in more than a dozen books, and has published a book.
He delivered invited speeches or keynotes at Econometric Society’s World Congress, International Economic Association (IEA) World Congress, IEA Round Tables, AEA Meetings, EEA Meetings, China Economic Annual Conference, Hong Kong Economic Association Biennial Conference, and CEI (Central European Initiative) Summit Economic Forum etc.
He has been invited to provide policy advices by the Chinese State Council, People’s Bank of China, the CASS, the UNDP, the EBRD, and the UK HM Treasury. He has served as a consultant for the World Bank and the IMF. He h as been involved in Chinese reform debates since the 1980s.