is a professor of economics at Beijing University’s School of Nannan. He is the author of Institutions and Investments: Foreign Direct Investment in China During an Era of Reforms. He has had work experience covering government, business, and academia. He has served, among others, in the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tsinghua University, and as Member of the Listing Committee of Shenzhen Stock Exchange, and as Special Advisor to the Chairman of the Executive Council of UNESCO. His research focuses on the interplay between hierarchies and markets.