David Li Daokui

Mansfield Freeman Chair Professor of Economics, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University

Daokui Li is currently the Mansfield Freeman Chair Professor of the Department of Finance,  School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University; director of Center for China in the World Economy (CCWE) at the School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University.
Professor Li holds a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University. In 1985, he obtained his B.S. from Tsinghua University, where he is serving as a faculty member.
In 2006, Li Daokui was chosen by Wall Street Wire as a top ten most influential economist in China. In 2010, he was voted as the only economist among the 10 CCTV Men of the Year of the Chinese Economy.
Li Daokui is active in public service: he is currently a member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the People’s Bank of China, a delegate to the Beijing People’s Congress and a member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Committee (CPPCC). He is now a member of the Global Agenda Councils and a Rapporteur of the International Financial Institutions Reform Cluster of the Global Redesign Initiative (GRI) of the World Economic Forum based in Davos, Switzerland.
His on-going research projects include the survey of economics research sponsored by the Ministry of Education and the internationalization of RMB supported by the National Science Foundation of China. He is also leading a research team working on reevaluating the GDP and economic structure of ancient China, including the Ming Dynasty.
Beside publications in English in academic journals such as the American Economic Review, the European Economic Review, Rand Journal of Economics, Journal of Finance and the Review of Financial Studies, he has also widely published  in Chinese academic journals.
Before joining Tsinghua, he had been on the faculty of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (1999-2004) and the University of Michigan (1992-1999). From 1997 to 1998, he was a fellow of Hoover Institution at Stanford University.