External speakers

Yiping Huang

Jin Guang Chair Professor of Economics and Finance and Deputy Dean, National School of Development (NSD) and Director, Institute of Digital Finance (IDF), Peking University

Huang Yiping is Jin Guang Chair Professor of Economics and Finance and Deputy Dean of the National School of Development (NSD) and Director of the Institute of Digital Finance (IDF), Peking University. In October 2018, he was appointed by the International Monetary Fund’s Managing Director Lagarde as a member of the External Advisory Group on Surveillence. He is Chairman of the Special Committee on Fintech Development and Research of the National Internet Finance Association of China (NIFA). He served as a member of the Monetary Policy Committee at the People’s Bank of China during 2015‐2018. Currently, he is Vice Chairman of Council at the Public Policy Research Center and Research Fellow at the Financial Research Center, both at the Counselors’ Office of the State Council. He also serves as Chairman of the Academic Committee of China Finance 40 Forum, and a member of Chinese Economists 50 Forum. He is Editor of China Economic Journal and an Associate Editor of Asian Economic Policy Review.

His current research focuses on financial reform and fintech.

Previously, he was a policy analyst at the Research Center for Rural Development of the State Council, senior lecturer of economics at the Australian National University, General Mills International Visiting Professor of Economics and Finance at the Columbia Business School, Managing Director and Chief Asia Economist for Citigroup, and an Independent Director of China Life Insurance Ltd and Mybank.

Prof Huang received his Bachelor of Agricultural Economics from Zhejiang Agricultural University, Master of Economics from Renmin University of China and PhD in Economics from Australian National University.