Chief Economist, Greater China
ANZ Banking Group
Named Economist of the Year in 2014 and 2012 by China Business News, one of the top Chinese financial and economic news media, Dr Li-Gang Liu is Chief Economist, Greater China, of the ANZ Banking Group and is based in Hong Kong. He was also named one of the most accurate macroeconomic forecasters in 2013 by the China Securities Market Weekly.
He covers macroeconomics, foreign exchange, capital markets, and strategy research for the bank. His previous professional experiences include, among others, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority as a senior manager at the Research Department, the Asian Development Bank Institute in Tokyo as a senior fellow, the Office of Chief Economist for the East Asian and Pacific Region, the World Bank Group as an economist, and the Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington DC as a research associate. He is now a Visiting Fellow of Peterson Institute for International Economics and a Guest Professor of Fudan Development Institute at Fudan Univeristy.
His recent publications include "Do Foreign Political Pressures Affect the RMB Exchange Rate? An Event Study," Journal of International Money and Finance, Vol 31, 2012, and "Honor Thy Creditors Before Thy Shareholders: Are the Profits of Chinese State-Owned Enterprises Real?" Asian Economic Papers, MIT Press (2010). He was also a co-author of a book, The Global Economic Effect of Asian Currency Devaluations (Peterson Institute for International Economics, 1998). He has published many other scholarly articles in refereed journals, among others, Journal of Banking and Finance, European Journal of Finance, Journal of World Trade, China Economic Review, and Journal of Policy Reform.
His views on China have been cited widely by international and Chinese press. He is also an invited columnist for FTChinese.com and contributes regularly to Caijing and the Shanghai Securities Journal.
He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Johns Hopkins University, Maryland, USA.