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China's Economy and Policy (CEP) is closely affiliated with Chinese government institutions and authoritative research agencies which enables clients to obtain the most up-to-date and accurate intelligence about economic developments as well as policy predictions.

Core strategic partner:
The Chinese Academy of Social Science (CASS, 中国社会科学院) is the “think-tank” of China government and strategic corporations. Its Research Base for Industrial Finance (RBIF, 中国社会科学院产业金融研究基地,, a team of top-tier economists and industry experts, works together with us to provide clients with exclusive “Insiders' Insights” into the economy, industries and policies to enable you to successfully develop business opportunities in China and overseas.

Key members:

Dr. Li Yang
Vice President of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS); a former member of the Monetary Policy Committee of People's Bank of China; Chairman, academic committee of Research Base for Industrial Finance (RBIF) . Dr. Li has significant influence on the economic development in China and the globe. He is delegated as nonvoting attendee in regular meeting of State Council (国务院常务会议列席成员). He participates in decision-makings and formulates strategies on important financial and economic issues both national and international. Dr. Li has strong connections with senior government officers from various countries and leaders of financial institutions such as IMF, World Bank, OECD, Asian Development Bank, Central Banks, etc. He is also frequently invited as key note speaker in World Economic Forum and as featured economist by Bloomberg, "Financial Times" and "Wall Street Journal". Dr. Li was a visiting professor in Columbia University and is a professor in top-tier universities as Peking and Tsinghua University.
Dr. Wang Guogang
Director General of the Institute of Finance & Banking, CASS; Director of the board, RBIF. Dr. Wang was senior advisor for over 10 government institutions focusing on financial industry reform and development. He also played managing director roles for over 40 corporations handling IPO, Mergers & Acquisitions and organization restructurings.
Dr. Jin Bei
Director General of Institute of Industrial Economics, CASS; Deputy director of the board, RBIF. Dr. Jin was invited by UC Berkley in US as visiting professor and also is a professor in top-tier universities in China. Dr. Jin is president of "China Business Journal" and "China Economist".
Dr. Yang Tao
Director General of RBIF; Secretary General, Research Center of Financial Policy, CASS. Dr. Yang has active connections with senior officers from international financial institutions including Federal Reserve, Congress of United States, Parliament of UK, Reserve Bank of Australia, European Central Bank, etc. Dr. Yang was invited by Australia Academy of Social Science as visiting scholar. Dr. Yang was previously engaged in senior management roles in investment banks, commercial banks and provincial governments. His key research areas include fiscal policy, monetary theory and policy, investment and finance, financial markets and innovation, rural finance, and etc. He holds PhD in economics and postdoctoral degree in management.

Other Members

The Advisory Board:

Shamus MOK
Former Director, McKinsey Knowledge Center China
China Banking Regulatory Commission
Director of The China Center, Rollins College; Visiting Scholar & Asia Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School
Managing Director, Goshawk Strategies; Chenco Holdings
Managing Director, Mandarin Capital; former professor, the University of Bologna
Chief Economist for Emerging Markets, BBVA; Visiting professor, the University of Hong Kong
President of The Oxford Institute for Economic Policy; former member of the Executive Boards of the IMF and the World Bank; Senior Fellow, the Brookings Institution
Chief Economist for Asia Pacific, NATIXIS
London School of Economics and Political Science; Academic Director of the TRIUM Global EMBA (by LSE, NYU Stern, and HEC Paris)
Former Chief Economist & Vice President, Riyad Bank