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LRCCS Noon Lecture Series | China's Universities in Perspective

Yingyi Qian, Distinguished Professor of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Tsinghua University

In this talk, Professor Qian will review the major initiatives for China's universities in the past two decades, analyze the major global rankings of these universities, and discuss the challenges of China's higher education.

Yingyi Qian is Distinguished Professor of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Tsinghua University and former Dean (2006-2018), of the School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University. He was born in Beijing and graduated from Tsinghua University in Mathematics. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University after earning an M.Phil. in Management Science/Operations Research from Yale University and an M.A. in Statistics from Columbia University. He was on the economics faculties at Stanford University, the University of Maryland, and the University of California, Berkeley.

Professor Qian was elected as Fellow of the Econometric Society in 2012 and a recipient of the 2009 Sun Yefang Prize in Economic Sciences and the inaugural 2016 China Economics Prize. His main research areas include comparative economics, institutional economics, economics of transition and the Chinese economy. He is the author of the book "How Reform Worked in China: The Transition from Plan to Market" (The MIT Press, 2017) and has published articles in international journals such as "The American Economic Review," "Journal of Political Economy," "The Quarterly Journal of Economics," and "The Review of Economic Studies."

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When and Where

Map Weiser Hall - Room 110

March 2019

12:00pm - 1:00pm

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