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Prof Wu Jinglian (吴敬琏)to give ODID, TMD Centre & Cairncross Foundation Distinguished Guest Lecture

The Challenges in China’s Economic Policy and System Reform, Professor Wu Jinglian

ODID, TMD Centre & Cairncross Foundation Distinguished Guest Lecture

'The Challenges in China’s Economic Policy and System Reform'

Professor Wu Jinglian (Development Research Centre, PRC)

St Antony’s College, Nissan Lecture Theatre



Professor Edmund Fitzgerald (Professor of International Development Finance)



Professor Adrian Wood (Professor Emeritus, Oxford University)

Professor Stefan Dercon (Chief Economist, DFID)




Professor Wu Jinglian is one of China’s most influential economists. As an advisor to senior Chinese policymakers and a leading proponent of the Overall Reform School that promotes market reforms, the rule of law and democracy in China, he has exerted important influence on China’s reforms and economic transition.


Professor Wu is Senior Research Fellow at the Development Research Centre of the State Council, Professor of Economics at the China Europe International Business School, at Peking University and at the Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. He is also Deputy Director of the Advisory Committee for State Informatization and of the National Planning Advisory Committee, Advisor of the Executive Committee of the International Economics Association (IEA), Secretary-General of the Society of Entrepreneurs and Ecology, Chief Editor of Comparative Studies and Chief Editor of Journal of Legal and Economic Studies. He is also a member of the International Advisory Board of the Cairncross Foundation (Beijing).

Professor Wu’s previous positions included: Visiting Professorships at Yale University, University of Oxford, Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; member of the IEA’s Executive Committee; Deputy Director of the Economic System Reform Office of the State Council; member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the People’s Bank of China; member of the Standing Committee and Deputy Director of the Subcommittee for Economic Affairs of the 9th and 10th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. For his contributions to economic theory and practice, Professor Wu in 2011 was awarded the title of Honorary Chairman by the IEA and the Kuo-shu Liang Memorial Award by Stanford University.