Vice Dean, Fudan Development Institute & Director, China Center for Economic Studies, Fudan University
He has been on the editorial board of international journals such as Economic Systems, Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, East Asia Policy, Journal of Pro-Poor Economics, China Social Sciences Review, China Economic Quarterly, China Economic Journal, China: An International Journal, and editor-in-chief of World Economic Papers. He serves as external-examiner for many universities including the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Peking University, and Tsinghua University, and frequently offers-refereeing service for various journals and for book manuscripts on behalf of various publishers.
He holds Adjunct Professorships for over 20 Chinese universities, and teaches for EMBA programs at China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), as well as School of Management and Economics at Shanghai Jiaotong University.
Since 1997 he has also held visiting professorships in Washington State University, London School of Economics, SOAS, University of London, University of Aarhus, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Harvard University, Yale University, Kyungpook National University in Korea, The Queens’ University, and the World Institute for Development Economics Research of the United Nations University (UNU-WIDER).
Professor Zhang is one of the leading economists in China with many publications both in Chinese and English. Recent academic contributions have been to The World Economy, China Economic Review, Economic Systems, the Journal of Asian Economics, the Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, the Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies, and the East Asian Review. He authored or edited many books including Economic Transition with Chinese Characteristics: Thirty Years of Reform and Opening Up (McGill-Queen University Press, 2008), Transformation of the Chinese Enterprises (Cengage Learning, 2009), and Unfinished Reforms of the Chinese Economy (World Scientific Publishing Ltd., 2013).
Professor Zhang is a respected commentator on Chinese economy who speaks regularly on Chinese TV stations, and BBC, CNN, PBS, KBS, and so on. His views on Chinese economy have been widely cited by domestic and international print media, including Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, New York Times, South China Morning Post, etc.