David Daokui Li



Job Title

Director General and Chief Economist


New Development Bank (NDB)


Beijing, China


English, Mandarin


He is a renowned expert on the Economics of Transition, Economic Development, Corporate Finance, International Economics and the Chinese Economy. In 2006, Li was chosen by Wall Street Wire, as one of the top 10 most influential economists in China.

Speaking Topics

  • China’s economic outlook

  • China and the United States in 2021 and Beyond: Paths Forward

  • Corporate Finance

Expert Profile

The expert is the Mansfield Freeman Chair Professor of Economics and the Dean of the Schwarzman Scholars program at Tsinghua University. As a leading Chinese economist, he is active in policy advising and discussions. He served on China’s Monetary Policy Committee and was an external advisor to the International Monetary Fund. He is a member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Committee (CPPCC) and a member of the Global Agenda Council of the World Economic Forum based in Switzerland. He holds a B.S. and Ph.D. in economics from Tsinghua University and Harvard University, respectively.