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Liu Qian

The Economist Group

Dr. Liu Qian (Louise) serves as the acting head of the analysts’ team based in Beijing, London, New York and Hong Kong, and is an expert on economic analysis and econometric forecasting on China’s provinces and 287 key prefectures. Qian is responsible for adopting econometric models, a combination of economic and statistical techniques, to analyse economic data and produce short- and long-term macro-economic forecasts.

She also leads key industry forecasts and responsible for generating bespoke research and forecasts for clients in China. She has designed and led modeling and scenario analysis in China across the industry spectrum including education, the consumer goods market and construction, for multi-national companies as well as government agencies to cast insight on regional economic disparities and market growth forecasts.

Qian has also been responsible for a broad range of projects for the The Economist Group, including leading CQ Roll Call report in China, overseeing Chinese translation service etc. She has also been a guest lecturer at New York University, Tsinghua University, Chinese Academy of Social and Fudan University . Her past research focuses on Labor Economic, and her fields of interest include education, gender and employment. Qian ’s research articles appear in regarded publications as the Oxford Economic Papers , and the B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy (produced by Berkeley Electronic Press ) and China Economic Review . Before joining the EIU, Louise obtained her Ph.D. in Economics from Uppsala University, in Sweden, and spent one year as a visiting researcher at the University of California, Berkeley. Qian is based in Beijing. She speaks English, Mandarin and Swedish and her country expertise is China. She is a regular commentator at media outlets including the BBC, CNBC, CNN, HBO and CCTV.