QIAN Yingyi

Department of Economics    ​Professor

Distinguished Professor of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Tsinghua University

The Fourth Dean (2006-18), School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University


Office:Room 256, Weilun Building

Educational Background

Professor QIAN 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.  


Work Experience

Professor QIAN was on the economics faculties at Stanford University, the University of Maryland, and the University of California, Berkeley.  He was the Dean of the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University in 2006-2018.  


Research Areas

Comparative economics, institutional economics, economics of transition, the Chinese economy, the education in China



He is the author of the book How Reform Worked in China: The Transition from Plan to Market (The MIT Press) 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.  



Elected as Fellow of the Econometric Society in 2012

Elected as inaugural Distinguished Professor of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Tsinghua University in 2018

Awarded SUN Yefang Prize in Economic Sciences in 2009 and 2021

Awarded the inaugural China Economics Prize in 2016