Professor, Peking University
PKUSSI Course:Introduction to Chinese Economy
Liu Minquan is Professor of the Department of Development Economics and the Founding Director of the Center for Human and Economic Development Studies (CHEDS), Peking University. Before he joined Peking University in 2005, he had been Professor of Economics at Hopkins-Nanjing Center, Johns Hopkins University, and a lecturer and research fellow with the University of Leicester and University of Cambridge. He was also a visitor to the Asian Development Bank Institute as Senior Research Fellow and Senior Capacity Building Specialist in 2011-1014, where he task-managed a project on disaster risk management (DRM) in Asia and the Pacific Region, following the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011. His research interest has been wide, spanning human development (principally health, education and social protection) in China and other East and Southeast Asian Economies; a broad range of issues concerning China’s economic development strategy (rural institutions, rural financing and agricultural development; industrialization; foreign direct investment, poverty eradication; and the environment); and interpretations of the recent development history of China. He has led many important research projects on the above issues and his publications have addressed these and other subject matters, and have appeared in leading Chinese and international journals. He received an M.Phil from the University of Cambridge in 1984, and a D.Phil from the University of Oxford in 1990.