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Wensheng Peng

Managing Director, Global Chief Economist and Head of Research
CITIC Securities

Dr Peng Wensheng is managing director, global chief economist and head of research at CITIC Securities. From September 2010 to September 2014, Dr Peng was managing director and chief economist for China International Capital Corporation Limited (CICC). From 2008 to 2010, he was managing director and head of China research at Barclays Capital. From 1998 to 2008, he was head of economic research and mainland China affairs at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA). From 1993 to 1998, he worked as an economist for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, DC.

Dr Peng was born in 1966 in Anhui Province, China. He received a Bachelor’s degree in economics from Nankai University in 1986, and continued to study at the postgraduate school of the People’s Bank of China. He received a Master’s degree in banking and finance and PhD in economics at the University of Birmingham in England in 1988 and 1993 respectively. Dr Peng is an adjunct professor at Tsinghua University and Nankai University, and was voted first and second in the area of macroeconomic research for China by “Asia Money” and “Institutional Investor” consecutively in 2013 and 2014.

Dr Peng has written numerous papers in international academic journals. His book “Seeking a New Economic Balance in China” was awarded the Sun Yefang financial innovation book prize in 2015. Dr Peng co-authored “Business Cycles: Theory and Evidence” (published by Wiley-Blackwell in 1993) and co-edited “Currency Internationalisation: Global Experience and Implications for the Renminbi” (published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2009).

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