Formerly: served for 15 years as Founding Director and Professor, China Centre for Economic Research (CCER), Peking University. 2008-12, Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist, World Bank. Currently, Dean, Institute of New Structural Economics and Institute of South-South Cooperation and Development; Professor and Honorary Dean, National School of Development, Peking University. Councillor of the State Council; Member of the Standing Committee, Chinese People’s Political Consultation Conference. Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy; Fellow of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World. Author of more than 20 books, including “Beating the Odds: Jump-starting Developing Countries”; “Going Beyond Aid: Development Cooperation for Structural Transformation”; “The Quest for Prosperity: How Developing Economies Can Take Off”; “New Structural Economics: A Framework for Rethinking Development and Policy”; “Against the Consensus: Reflections on the Great Recession”; “Demystifying the Chinese Economy”.