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Yingyi Qian

Yingyi Qian is Dean and Professor of the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University in Beijing. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and winner of the 2016 China Economics Prize. He has served on the faculties of economics at Stanford University, the University of Maryland, and the University of California, Berkeley.

Titles by This Author

The Transition from Plan to Market

As China has transformed itself from a centrally planned economy to a market economy, economists have tried to understand and interpret the success of Chinese reform. As the Chinese economist Yingyi Qian explains, there are two schools of thought on Chinese reform: the “School of Universal Principles,” which ascribes China’s successful reform to the workings of the free market, and the “School of Chinese Characteristics,” which holds that China’s reform is successful precisely because it did not follow the economics of the market but instead relied on the government.