The Chicago Council on Global Affairs has welcomed four new non-resident senior fellows to our expanding network of experts on China and the global economy. These scholars will enhance the Council on Global Affairs’ longstanding exploration of the economic, business and political ties between the United States and China, including through our Dr. Scholl Foundation Visiting Fellowship, which brings leading Chinese thinkers to Chicago to build institutional ties and advance dialogue on this critical relationship.
Dr. Dali Yang is the William Claude Reavis Professor in the department of political science at the University of Chicago and the founding faculty director of the University of Chicago Center in Beijing. Dr. Yang’s research is focused on the politics of China’s development, including the study of social regulation, environmental governance, social and political trust and state-society relations.
Dr. Yang Yao is the dean of the National School of Development and director of the China Center for Economic Research at Peking University, as well as a member of the influential China Finance 40 Forum. His research interests include economic transition and development in China. Dr. Yao is a former Dr. Scholl Fellow.
Dr. Yongding Yu is an academician of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, a member of the advisory committee of National Planning of National Development and Reform Commission and a former member of the monetary policy committee of the People’s Bank of China. He has served as a member of the board for the U.N. commission of the Reform of the International Financial and Monetary System and the U.N. Committee of Development Policy. Dr. Yu is a former Dr. Scholl Fellow.
Dr. Weiying Zhang is the Sinar Mas Chair Professor of Economics at Peking University’s National School of Development, the chief economist of China Entrepreneurs Forum and the director of the Center for Market and Network Economy of Peking University. He is a leading advocate of free market reform in China. Dr. Zhang is a former Dr. Scholl Fellow.
These non-resident senior fellows join the Council’s leading experts on the global economy, including vice chair and distinguished fellow Michael Moskow and senior fellow Phil Levy.