Professor Yingyi Qian
For over twenty years Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management has been growing fast along with the reform,opening-up and development of the Chinese economy. Today we continue to strive for building a world-class school of economics and management. The School benefits from the synergy of bringing two academic disciplines of economics and management into one institution. The School is committed to the excellence of both research and teaching for the purpose of advancing knowledge and educating leaders. The School cherishes ideas and theories, and at the same time values practical solutions and actions. The School combines China roots with global reach, and works to contribute to the development of China’s economy and society as well as to make an impact in the world.
October 21, 2006
Dean, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University
Distinguished Professor of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Tsinghua University
Professor Qian was born in Beijing and graduated from Tsinghua University in Mathematics. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University after earning an M.Phil. in Management Science/Operations Research from Yale University and an M.A. in Statistics from Columbia University.
He was on the economics faculties at Stanford University, the University of Maryland, and the University of California, Berkeley. He was appointed as the Dean of the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University in September 2006.
Professor Qian was elected as Fellow of the Econometric Society in 2012 and was a recipient of the 2009 Sun Yefang Prize in Economic Sciences and the 2016 China Economics Prize. His main research areas include comparative economics, institutional economics, economics of transition and the Chinese economy.
He is the author of the book How Reform Worked in China: The Transition from Plan to Market (The MIT Press, 2017) and has published articles in international journals such as The American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, The Quarterly Journal of Economics, and The Review of Economic Studies.