He Fan

He Fan is a senior fellow of Institute of World Economics and Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. 

Dr. He is one of the most active young economists in China. His fields of interest include Chinese macro-economy, international finance, and international political economy. He is the author or editor of 10 books and more than 100 papers in professional economics journals. Dr. He has worked on a broad range of issues like RMB exchange rate policy, China’s foreign trade and FDI policy, and financial system reform. He is a consultant for Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Commerce, People’s Bank of China, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and is deeply involved in many policy discussions. Dr. He is also a member of the Bellagio group of central bankers and academics (Group Thirty). He was a visiting fellow at Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University in 2014.

At the same time, Dr. He has written extensively for a broader public audience. He is a columnist for many newspaper and magazines. Dr. He is also an economics commentator for CCTV2, and a regular guest on Dialogue, CCTV9. He has also been interviewed by BBC, CNN, NHK, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal and other international media.

He was selected as Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2005, Asian Young Leader by the Asia Society in 2006, and Young Leader (YLF) by NCUSCR (National Committee of US China Relationship) in 2007.

Dr. He received his Ph. D degree (2000) and MA degree (1996) in economics from the Graduate School, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Hainan University in 1993. From 1998-2000, He was a visiting fellow at Harvard University.

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Can Structural Reform Boost Economic Growth?

Paper Conference paper | | Apr 2014

How to rebalance Chinese economy has become a topic of heated discussion. After years of fast economic expansion, now China faces a difficult crossroad. The global financial crisis provided clear evidence that China’s traditional export-driven strategy is vulnerable to slumps of the external demand.

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What Happened to China’s Stock Market and Why You Should Care

Article | Jul 23, 2015

The sharp and sudden plunge scared everyone. Can the Chinese government get control of the market?