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Dennis Yang

Senior Advisor
The Conference Board China Center for Economics and Business

Dennis Yang

Dennis T. Yang is Professor of Economics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and Co-Director of the Economic Research Center of the Hong Kong Institute of Asian-Pacific Studies. He is also Senior Fellow of the Center for China in the World Economy at Tsinghua University, Research Associate of China Centre for Public Finance at Peking University, Senior Advisor to The Conference Board China Center for Economics and Business, and Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Germany.

Professor Yang obtained his undergraduate degree from UCLA and his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago. Between 1993 and 2009, he served on the economics faculty at Duke University and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.


His main research interests are economic development and growth, labor and demographic economics, and the economics of China and transition. Professor Yang has published widely in leading academic journals including American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Economic Journal, Journal of Monetary Economics and Journal of Development Economics. He is the co-editor of two books on economic reforms in China, currently serves on the Editorial Boards of several international economic journals, and is an Executive Board member of the world-wide Association for Comparative Economic Studies. He has served as a consultant to several international organizations such as the World Bank and leading multinational corporations in the world.

Publications by Dennis Yang

Economics Program Working Paper Series Executive Action Report