Fan Gang

Fan Gang Dr. Fan Gang is a highly distinguished economist trained at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, an elite government think tank overseeing numerous research institutes. In addition to his duties as a professor of that think tank and director of the prestigious NERI-China, Fan devotes his considerable energy to serving as an advisor to the Chinese government and consultant to a number of international organizations. Dr. Fan is a prolific author as well, with over 100 academic papers and eight books on macroeconomics and the economics of transition to his name.

Dr. Fan has been a proponent of using tight monetary policy coupled with an expansionary macroeconomic policy to stimulate China's domestic demand. Although critics of the Chinese government's massive investment in infrastructure construction maintained that such public spending merely increased government debt and had so far failed to achieve its purpose, Dr. Fan recommended patience, pointing out that macroeconomic policies take time to work and that in the absence of adequate private investment, the government was obliged to step in until the market economy became firmly established.

Career Highlights
Dr. Fan Gang, having earned his Ph.D. in economics at the Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, went on to become an economics professor there. He also rose to the directorship of the National Economic Research Institute of the China Reform Foundation. He currently holds both titles.

Dr. Fan has also exercised his academic talents as the editor-in-chief of the monthly Jingji Yanjiu (Economic Research Journal).

His research having won him international acclaim, Dr. Fan was invited by Harvard University to be a visiting fellow of its National Bureau of Economic Research.

Dr. Fan has not restricted his activities to academia, but has avidly agreed to serve as an advisor to various central and provincial government departments. In addition, he has been a consultant to international organizations undertaking economic endeavors such as the World Bank, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).

He is frequently cited by Chinese media such as CCTV, BTV, as well as CNN, New York Times, Financial Time, Wall Street Journal, Handelsblatt, Nikkei, and other international news media, and giving lectures and speeches at various international conferences and seminars.