David Daokui Li – Keynote Speaker

Mansfield Freeman Chair Professor of the School of Economics and Management of Tsinghua University

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Specialist Subjects

  • Transition Economics
  • Is China Changing the Rules of the Global Markets?
  • Development Economics
  • Chinese Economy
  • Corporate Finance



Professor David Daokui Li is a Professor of Economics of Tsinghua University. Together with Eric S. Maskin, 2007 Nobel Laureate of Economics, he is a Co-president of the Society for the Analysis of Government and Economics (SAGE). He also served as the founding Dean of the Schwarzman College of Tsinghua University from 2014 to 2017. His research and teaching cover a wide range of economic fields, including government and economics, economic development, comparative economics, and the Chinese economy.

As the Director of the Center for China in the World Economy (CCWE), which has evolved to become the Academic Center for Chinese Economic Practice and Thinking (ACCEPT) of Tsinghua University, Professor Li has been active in policy discussions both inside and outside China. Since 2008, he has also been a member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).

Professor David Daokui Li holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University. He obtained his B.S. from Tsinghua University in 1985 as a member of the first cohort of graduates at the School of Economics and Management.

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