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David Daokui Li    

Prominent Chinese Economist & Director at Center for China in the World Economy

David Daokui Li is a prominent Chinese economist, a former member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the People’s Bank of China, and director of the Center for China in the World Economy at the School of Economics and Management of Tsinghua University. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University and speaks fluent English. He quoted frequently in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and financial media throughout the world.

Before joining Tsinghua, he was a member of the faculty of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the University of Michigan, and was a National Fellow of Hoover Institution at Stanford University. In 2006, David Li was chosen by Wall Street Wire as one of the ten most influential economists in China.

David Li is currently a delegate to the Beijing People’s Congress and a member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Committee, is a member of the Global Agenda Councils, and a Rapporteur of the International Financial Institutions Reform Cluster of the Global Redesign Initiative of the World Economic Forum based in Davos, Switzerland.

Speech Topics

In his presentations, he addresses such critical questions as:

  • Is China changing the rules of the global markets?
  • What lessons can the West learn from China's economic growth?
  • What are the geopolitical implications of China's demand for resources?
  • Is the Chinese RMB taking over the US Dollar?


David Daokui Li: Japan Needs Domestic Demand - WSJ.com
Printing money is not enough. Tokyo must to find ways to get banks lending and consumers spending, writes David Daokui Li in an op-ed for The Wall Street ...

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