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Martin Centre Research Seminar Series: Industrialisation, Urbanisation, and China's Sustainable Growth

Professor Fan Gang (Professor of Economics, Peking University)
When Apr 17, 2013
from 05:00 PM to 06:15 PM
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This lecture explores the current stage of China's development; industrialisation, labour reallocation, and income disparities; urbanisation, social policies and regional disparities; and local environment, energy structure, and low carbon development policies.

Biography Professor Fan Gang is the Director of the National Institute of Economic Research, Chairman of the China Reform Foundation (NERI-China) and Professor of Economics at Peking University and the Graduate School of the chinese academy of Social Sciences. Born in Beijing in 1953, Professor Fan recieved his PhD in Economics from the Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in 1988. He was visiting fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and Harvard University from 1985-1987.

His publications include over 100 academic papers published in Chinese and English academic journals and  10 books on macroeconomics, and the economics of transition. The Economics of Climate Change in China, co-edited by Professor Fan, was listed as 11th in the world  top 40 books on sustainability published in 2010, as judged by the Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership, and published in A Journey of a Thousand Miles: The State of Sustainability Leadership (2011, University of Cambridge). He is a visiting professor at a number of universities and graduate schools in China and abroad, and served as the academic member of the Monetary Policy Committee of China's Central Bank from 2006-2010. He is also and advisor for various departments of the Chinese Central government and provincial governments, and consultant to the the world Bank, IMF, UNDP and OECD.

Professor Fan was listed as one of the "World's Top 100 Public Intellectuals" jointly by Foreign Policy and Prospect in 2005 and 2008 consecutively, and one of "100 Global Thinkers" by Foreign Policy in 2010.