Huang Yiping: Biography highlights
For the past two decades, Dr Yiping Huang has been at the heart of China’s remarkable economic growth.
Full biography of Huang Yiping
Huang Yiping’s background
Widely acknowledged as one of the country’s foremost policy economists, Yiping has a global standing in his field. His interests include macroeconomic policy, international finance and rural development and he has published several books on these topics.
Yiping is Jin Guang Chair Professor of Economics and Deputy Dean of the National School of Development (NSD) and Director of the Institute of Digital Finance (IDF), Peking University. Currently, he is also a Member of the Monetary Policy Committee at the People’s Bank of China and Research Fellow at the Finance Research Center of the Counselors’ Office of the State Council.
He serves as Chairman of the Academic Committee of China Finance 40 Forum, a member of Chinese Economists 50 Forum, and the Rio Tinto Adjunct Professor in the Chinese Economy at Australian National University. He is Editor of China Economic Journal and an Associate Editor of Asian Economic Policy Review. His research areas include macro economy, financial reform and rural development.
After completing a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and a Master in Economics in China, Yiping relocated to Canberra in 1990 to pursue his doctorate. After being awarded a PhD in economics in 1994, Yiping was appointed Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer at the then ANU Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, where he played an important role in the establishment of the China Economy Program.
In 2000, Yiping was appointed Managing Director and Chief Asia Economist at Citigroup in Hong Kong. He impressed his peers during the following decade, through the global financial crisis, and became Managing Director and Chief Economist for Emerging Asia at Barclays in 2011.
Since 2013, he has been an independent director at MYbank and China Life Insurance Limited, among others, while he is also an economic advisor to Alibaba Finance.
Yiping has recently been appointed as an advisor on the Monetary Policy Committee for the Peoples Bank of China, the top monetary policy advisory board in the country.