Distinguished Chair Professor of Economics, National School of Development, Peking University; Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute
Xiaobo Zhang received his Ph.D. from Cornell University. His research fields include 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 books include Governing Rapid Growth in China: Equity and Institutions (2009), Regional Inequality in China: Trends, Explanations and Policy Responses (2009), Narratives of Chinese Economic Reforms: How Does China Cross the River? (2010), and Oxford Companion to the Economics of China (2014). He is a Chief-Editor of China Economic Review. He received 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 in China).
Recent work by Xiaobo Zhang
Social networks substituted for legally enforced contracts between firms and paved the way for entrepreneurs to flourish
An unfavourable ratio of young men to young women could explain simultaneously skyrocketing housing prices and rising home ownership