Professor of Economics, National School of Development, Peking University
Mr. Zhang Weiying is a professor of Economics at Peking University and chief economist of the China Entrepreneurs Forum. He received a bachelor degree and a master degree in economics from Northwest University; and M. Phil. and D. Phil. in economics from Oxford University. From 1984 to 1990, he was a researcher of the Economic System Reform Institute of China under the State Commission of Restructuring Economic System. He was co-founder of Peking University’s China Center for Economic Research. He was the Executive Associate Dean of Guanghua School of Management from February 1999 to August 2006, and Dean from September 2006 to December 2010.
Professor Zhang has been widely regarded as a “leading market liberalist” and an authority of the theory of the firm and ownership reform in China. His insightful and provocative opinions about China’s reform have been widely reported both in China and abroad. He was awarded the “National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars” in 2000 by the Natural Science Foundation of China, and one of "the 10 Persons of the Year in Chinese Economy" by CCTV in 2002. In 2008, he was selected as one of “the 30 persons of the 30-year Economic reform of China” by China Economic Reform Association. In 2011, he received China Economic Theory Innovation Award for his pioneering contribution to the dual-track price reform.