Prof. Ning Zhu



Job Title

Professor of Finance and Deputy Dean | General Secretariat | Global leading expert on China's economy and financial system


Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF) | International Finance Forum


Beijing, China


Mandarin, English


A global leading expert on China’s economy and financial system. He commands extensive consulting experience advising government agencies, such as the PBoC, CSRC, the World Bank and IMF, market regulators, stock and futures exchanges, and some of the largest institutional money managers and investment banks in the world. Professor Zhu is frequently featured in leading media columns, TV programs, and events such as Davos World Economic Forum and Bo’ao Asian Forum.

Speaking Topics

  • China’s economy outlook
  • China’s dual circulation strategy
  • CBDC and internationalization of RMB
  • Main challenges and pitfalls for China’s economy in the medium to long term
  • Economic objective of the 14th Five-Year Plan, and how achievable is that objective within that time frame
  • Global financial system 
  • New global financial order
  • Asian financial markets, investments, behavioural finance and asset management
  • Fiscal sustainability

Expert Profile

Prof. Zhu is a Deputy Dean and Professor of Finance at the Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance, a faculty fellow at the Yale University International Center for Finance. He was the Oceanwide Professor of finance and deputy director at the National Institute of Financial Research at Tsinghua University and a tenured professor of finance at University of California.  He is the author of the best sellers “China’s Guaranteed Bubble” and “The Investor’s Enemy”, both translated into multiple foreign languages and won some most prestigious research prizes in China. Professor Zhu receives his B. Econ. Degree from Beijing University, Master of Science degree from Cornell University (NY), and Ph.D. degree (finance) from Yale University (CT).