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Minquan Liu
Senior Capacity Building and Training Economist

Brief Biography

Minquan Liu joined ADBI in July 2011. Previously, he was Professor and Chair of the Department of Development Economics, School of Economics, Peking University, and the Founding Director of the Center for Human and Economic Development Studies (CHEDS), Peking University. Before he joined Peking University in 2005, he was Professor of Economics at Hopkins-Nanjing Center, Johns Hopkins University, and a lecturer and research fellow with the University of Leicester and the University of Cambridge in the UK.

His recent research has focused on human development (principally health, environment, and poverty eradication) in the People's Republic of China (PRC) and in other East and Southeast Asian economies. His most recent major work was a United Nations Development Programme human development research report: Human Development in East and Southeast Asian Economies: 1990-2010, which reviewed progress in human development in these economies over the past 20 years. He has also recently contributed to United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs top-level consultations on poverty eradication and the post-2015 agenda. He has led many important research projects on rural development, rural finance, health, education, the environment and poverty in the PRC, and has published articles in leading international and PRC journals addressing these issues.

Professor Liu received an M.Phil from the University of Cambridge, and a D.Phil from the University of Oxford.

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ADBI Publications

Presentation - Spending on DRMConference material presented at ADBI-OECD 14th Roundtable on Capital Market Reform in Asia. 
Presentation - Disaster Risk Management and Disaster DataConference material presented at workshop on Developing Farming Systems for Climate Change Mitigation. 
Presentation - FDI, Environmental Regulations and Green Growth - the Case of the PRCConference materials presented at Third High-Level Policy Roundtable on International Investment Policies in Asia: Responsibility and Sustainability. 
Understanding the Pattern of Growth and Equity in the People's Republic of ChinaAnalysis of the current pattern of economic growth and equity in the People's Republic of China (PRC), tracing its origins to a time before the economic reforms and opening-up that occurred before 1978, in the first 30 years of the PRC. 

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