Prof. Xiaobo Zhang

Xiaobo Zhang is Distinguished Chair Professor of Economics at the National School of Development, Peking University, and Senior Research Fellow of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

His research fields include the Chinese economy, and development economics. He has published widely in top economics journals, such as Journal of Political Economy, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Economics Perspective, Journal of International Economics, and Journal of Public Economics.

His recent co-authored books include Governing Rapid Growth in China: Equity and Institutions (Routledge, 2009), Regional Inequality in China: Trends, Explanations and Policy Responses (Routledge, 2009), Narratives of Chinese Economic Reforms: How Does China Cross the River? (World Scientific Publishing, 2010), Oxford Companion to the Economics of China (Oxford University Press, 2014), and China Regional Innovation Report (2016, in Chinese).

He is a Chief Editor of China Economic Review.

He received the Sun Yefang Prize for Economics Research in China (the most prestigious award in the field of economics in China) and Zhang Peigang Development Economics Outstanding Achievement Award (the highest award in the field of development economics).

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