University of Pennsylvania
Prof. Fang is an applied microeconomist with broad theoretical and empirical interests focusing on public economics. His research covers topics ranging from discrimination, social economics, psychology and economics, and welfare reform to public good provision mechanisms, auctions, health insurance markets, population aging, and the Chinese Economy. He has been a co-editor for leading economics journals, including the Journal of Public Economics and the International Economic Review, and has served on the editorial board for numerous journals. He was elected as a Fellow of the Econometric Society in 2018.
Prof. Feng is Professor of Economics at Fudan University and Chair of Department of Public Economics. Her research interests focus on social security reforms, health insurance, health care and elderly care in China. She was a visiting scholar in University of Michigan, University of Amsterdam and Tinbergen Institute, Bank of Finland (Bofit), University of Paris1 and Maison des sciences de l’homme of France. She is selected into “Program for New Century Excellent talents” by Ministry of Education of China. Prof. Feng’s work publishes in top domestic and international journals and is the author of a number of books focusing on pension insurance, health, and social security. Her books and papers won prizes from Ministry of Education and Shanghai municipality. She currently serves on the board of China Health Policy and Management Society (CHPAMS), China Association of Social Security, and she is the chair of Chinese Women Economists Society since 2018.
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Prof. Chao Fu is the Mary Claire Aschenbrener Phipps Distinguished Chair in Economics at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research focus is in the area of labor and empirical microeconomics and has published widely in top economic journals such as Journal of Political Economy, Econometrica, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Labor Economics etc. Prof. Fu serves as foreign editor of Review of Economic Studies, and on the board of editors of Journal of Economic Literature.
J. Vernon Henderson
London School of Economics (LSE)
Prof. Henderson’s research focuses on urbanization in developing countries, looking both within and across cities and regions. His current research looks at topics such as the evolution of the urban system in sub-Saharan Africa; factor market distortions, city size and welfare in China; spatial equilibrium models; the dynamics of investment in the built environment in cities, how colonial legacy affects sprawl and the spatial layout of cities; the link between ethno-linguistic diversity and urban concentration worldwide; and the role of geography and history in economic development. He has been a co-editor of the Journal of Urban Economics and the Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics, and serves on a number of editorial boards. Over the years, he has worked with governments in Asia and Africa directly or indirectly through institutions such as the World Bank on formulating urban policies. In July 2021, Prof. Henderson became Fellow of the British Academy.
Prof. Lei’s research interests include labor economics, health economics, and applied econometrics. She is the Director of Healthy Aging and Development at Peking University, Vice Director of the Center for Human Capital and Policy (CHCP), MOE-PKU. Her research appears in top international journals such as Review of Economics and Statistics, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Journal of Human Resources and in leading domestic journals. She currently serves as the Co-Editor of top domestic journal China Economic Quarterly as well as the co-editor of Journal of Economics of Aging.
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Prof. Lu is Distinguished Professor of Economics, Director of Center for China Development Studies, Director of Shanghai Institute for National Economy, and research fellow of China Institute of Urban Governance at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He is also an adjunct professor at Fudan University. His research mainly focuses on urbanization, regional development, labor mobility, income distribution, and the power of space in China’s economic development. He is the author of the highly acclaimed book Great Nation Needs Bigger City (《大国大城》). In June 2021, he and co-author Zhao Chen published a new book Da Guo Zhi Li (《大国治理》Translated as Great Nation and Its Governance), which is a comprehensive presentation of his research work in the past decade. He currently serves as Associate Editor of top domestic journal China Economic Quarterly, Editor of Asian Economic Papers, and is on the editorial board of the Journal of World Economy.
Prof. Zhang’s research interests include labor and demographic economics, economics of the family, development economics, applied econometrics, and the Chinese economy. He has done extensive research on topics such as education, marriage, fertility, birth rates, gender gaps, intergenerational mobility, crime, migration, and many other social issues in the Chinese economy. He was Editor of the Journal of Population Economics from 2001 to 2020 and has been Co-Editor of Journal of Human Resources since February 2019. He has published over 100 papers in major refereed international journals. Many of them were published in leading economics journals such as Journal of Political Economy, Review of Economic Studies, Economic Journal, Review of Economics and Statistics and International Economic Review, or in leading field journals such as Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Human Resources, and Journal of International Economics. According to a ranking by RePEc dated May 2018, Junsen Zhang ranks as the number one economist in the field of the Chinese economy.
Prof. Zhang is the Emeritus Professor in the Department of Economics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He retired from Wei Lun Professor of Economics in January 2021 after working at CUHK for 27 years. In March 2021, Prof. Zhang was appointed Dean of the School of Economics, Zhejiang University. Prof. Zhang is the fellow of Econometric Society since 2013.
Renmin University of China
Prof. Zhao is the Associate Dean and a Professor of Economics at the School of Labor and Human Resources, Renmin University of China. His main areas of interest are labor economics, applied microeconometrics, social program evaluation and economy of China. His recent research topics on China include earnings instability and inequality, rural-urban disparity, rural-urban migration, labor relations, and health and health care reform in China. He is a recipient of the 2013 Kuznets Prize of the Journal of Population Economics. Prof. Zhao currently serves as Associate Editor of the Journal of Population Economics.