E15 Experts are leading thinkers and practitioners from developed and developing countries reflecting a wide range of perspectives on trade and sustainable development. The experts’ participation in any E15 activity is on a personal basis and does not represent an official commitment of the organisations they are affiliated with.


Yang Yao

Dean, National School of Development at Peking University
Industrial Policy - Co-convener

Dean, National School of Development at Peking University; Director and Professor, China Center for Economic Research (CCER); Member, China Finance 40 Forum. Researches economic transition and development in China. Has published dozens of research papers in international and domestic journals, several books on institutional economics and economic development in China, and many articles for magazines and newspapers, including the Financial Times and the Project Syndicate. Awards: 2009 Sun Yefang Award in Economic Science, 2008 and 2010 Pu Shan Award in International Economics, and 2008 Zhang Peigang Award in Development Economics. PhD in Development Economics, University of Wisconsin–Madison; MS in Economics, Peking University.