Weiying Zhang

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Asia

Areas of expertise: Asia, Global Economy


Weiying Zhang is the Sinar Mas Chair Professor of Economics at Peking University’s National School of Development. He is also the chief economist of China Entrepreneurs Forum and the director of the Center for Market and Network Economy of Peking University. Prior to his current role, Zhang served as the head of the Guanghua School of Management at Beijing University. Zhang is a frequent media commentator and has appeared in a variety of notable newspapers, including The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and The New York Times. In addition to writing for various academic journals, Zhang has authored, coauthored, and edited 18 books. Zhang holds his undergraduate and master’s degree from Northwest University, and his MPhil and PhD from the University of Oxford. Dr. Zhang was the 2014 Dr. Scholl Foundation Visiting Fellow on US-China Relations at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.