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  • Zhang Weiying (张维迎)
    Born : October , 1959Gender : Male
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Occupation

Dean, professor of Guanghua School of management, Peking University.

Education

He received his bachelor's degree in economics from Northwestern University in 1982;

He received master's degree in 1984;

He joined Oxford University in September 1990;

He received master's degree in economics in 1992;

He received his doctorate in 1994;

Experience

In 1984, he entered the research institute of China's economic system reform of the state commission for restructuring and engaged in the research of reform theory and policy.

From 1984 to 1990, he published dozens of widely influential papers in national magazines during his working period in the commission of reform of China's national economy.

From August 1994 to August 1997, associate professor and professor of China economic research center, Peking University.

From September 1997 to December 2010, professor of economics, Guanghua school of management, Peking University, director of institute of business administration, Peking University.

Since 1999, he has been the vice president of Guanghua school of management, Peking University.

In 2002, he was assistant to the president of Peking University and executive vice president of Guanghua school of management.

In 2005, he was the executive vice president of Guanghua school of management, Peking University.

From 2006 to December 2010, he served as president of Guanghua school of management, Peking University, professor of economics, director of network economy research center of Peking University and director of institute of business administration of Peking University.

In 2010, he resigned as dean of Guanghua school of management, Peking University.

In December 2012, he resigned as assistant to the president of Peking University.

In 2014, he left Guanghua school of management of Peking University and returned to the national development institute of Peking University.

AcademicPrizes

In 2002, he won CCTV's "person of the year of China's economy";

In 2008, he was selected into "30 years of reform, 30 people of economy" selected by China Economic System Reform Research Association;

In 2011, he won the fourth "China Economic Theory Innovation Award";

In 2011, he won the title of outstanding contributor to China's overall well-off society;

Notable Works|Publications

The entrepreneur of enterprise - contract theory

Game theory and information economics

Enterprise theory and Chinese enterprise reform

Property rights, government and reputation

Information, trust and law

Logic of University

On Entrepreneurs

Competitiveness and enterprise growth

Price, market and entrepreneurs

The logic of the market

What changes China

Main Opnions

In 1984, his article Taking price reform as the center to drive the reform of the whole economic system first proposed and systematically demonstrated the idea of double track price reform, which was one of the most important articles in the 30-year reform history. As the first scholar who studied entrepreneurs in China, he first put forward the view that "learning from the best is business", and pointed out that the key to cultivate the entrepreneur team was the ownership reform. He studied the issue of income distribution and put forward the reform proposal of "introducing market mechanism into wage decision" for the first time. He demonstrated "the problem of capital employing labor" in his doctoral thesis The entrepreneur of enterprise - contract theory. His reform idea of "state-owned capital changes into creditor's rights, non-state-owned capital changes into equity" has aroused strong repercussions. In 2002, his exposition on the core competitiveness of Chinese enterprises, how to make them bigger, how to rebuild social trust and corporate reputation attracted unprecedented attention and discussion. In 2006, he published a long article Thinking about China's reform rationally, which pushed the debate on reform to a climax. In recent years, he was also committed to promoting the reform of China's university system, especially the reform of business school education system.

Controversy

Zhang Lin's dispute

In 2016, he and Lin Yifu, an economist, launched a fierce debate on industrial policy, which attracted national attention.

Lang Gu’s dispute

Zhang Weiying played an important role in the "battle of Lang Gu" in 2004. In his Thinking about China's reform rationally, he said that "officials are the most damaged interest groups in the reform", making him a "public enemy of the people" overnight.

 

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