Doctor of Social Sciences honoris causa 榮譽社會科學博士

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Prof Qian Yingyi is currently Professor of Economics in the School of Economics and Management and Distinguished Professor of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Tsinghua University. He is also the Chairman of the Founding Board of Trustees of Westlake University, a private research university founded in 2018 in Hangzhou.

A leading scholar in the areas of the transition of planned economies to market economies, Prof Qian has made great contributions to economics, China’s economic reform in general, and university education reform in particular, and his papers can often be found in top academic journals.

He won the Sun Yefang Prize in Economic Sciences in 2009, became a Fellow of the Econometric Society in 2012, and in 2016, together with Prof Xu Chenggang, received the inaugural China Economics Prize, an award widely regarded as the most prestigious academic prize in economics in China, for “the contributions they made to the research of government and enterprise incentive mechanisms in the transition economy.”



Prof Qian Yingyi 錢穎一教授