Dr. He Fan is chief economist and managing director of Caixin Insight Group. Caixin is a leading media and data company in China where he heads the research department of Caixin that focuses on public policy research and strategic planning. Dr. He is also a Senior Economics Fellow at the Institute for New Economic Thinking in New York. Before joining Caixin, he was the deputy director of Institute of World Economics and Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
Dr. He is one of the most active young economists in China. His fields of interest include Chinese macro-economy, international finance, and international political economy. He is the author or editor of 10 books and more than 100 papers in professional economics journals. Dr. He has worked on a broad range of issues like RMB exchange rate policy, China’s foreign trade and FDI policy, and financial system reform. Dr. He is a consultant for Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Commerce, People’s Bank of China, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and is deeply involved in many policy discussions. He is also a member of the Bellagio group of central bankers and academics (Group Thirty).
At the same time, Dr. He has written extensively for a broader public audience. He is a columnist for many newspaper and magazines. Dr. He is also an economics commentator for CCTV2, and a regular guest on Dialogue, CCTV9. He has also been interviewed by BBC, CNN, NHK, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal and other international media.
Dr. He was selected as Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2005, Asian Young Leader by the Asia Society in 2006, and Young Leader (YLF) by NCUSCR (National Committee of US China Relationship) in 2007.
Dr. He received his Ph.D degree (2000) and MA degree (1996) in economics from the Graduate School, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Hainan University in 1993. From 1998 to 2000, Dr. He was a visiting fellow at Harvard University.