Yan Wang

Senior Academic Researcher, Global China Initiative


Yan Wang is a Senior Academic Researcher with the Global China Initiative at the Boston University Global Development Policy Center and a Senior Visiting Fellow with the Institute of New Structural Economics at Peking University and an Academic Committee Member with the International Financial Forum. She previously worked as Senior Economist and Team Leader at the World Bank for 20 years and served as Coordinator of the OECD-DAC and China Study Group for two years (2009-2011). She is the author or coauthor of four books and dozens of papers and country reports and has twice received the prestigious Sun Yefang Award in Economics.

Having retired from the World Bank, her recent research has been following her interests developed during her career at the Bank, including development financing including but not limited to China-Africa cooperation, green transformation and the quality of growth in developing countries and knowledge products to facilitate South-South learning and experience sharing.

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