Li Xin (China), Professor, PhD in Economics, Director of Institute for Economic Comparative Studies, Director of Dept. of Russian and Central Asian Studies, Shanghai Institute for International Studies

Li Xin (China), Professor, PhD in Economics, Director of Institute for Economic Comparative Studies, Director of Dept. of Russian and Central Asian Studies, Shanghai Institute for International Studies

Professor, PhD in Economics, Director of Institute for Economic Comparative Studies, Director of Dept. of Russian and Central Asian Studies, Shanghai Institute for International Studies

Biography:

Li Xin is professor and director of Institute for Economic Comparative Studies and Center for Russia and Central Asia Studies of Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS).

Before joining SIIS, he taught in Department of Management at Zhengzhou University of Light Industry (1987-1989) after he graduated from Department of Economics at Wuhan University. He is also graduate student majoring in world economics at Renmin University and Doctoral student majoring in economics at Belarusian State University(1989-1994). He has got his postdoctoral fellow at School of Economics, Fudan University (1994-1997).

Li Xin is member of Shanghai Committee of People's Political Consultative Conference and standing director of National Council of China Society of Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies and Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Research Centre. He serves as vice-president of Shanghai Association of Russian, East European & Central Asian Studies and part-time professor and director of doctoral students at Tsinghua University, Fudan University, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics and East China Normal University.

His major academic interest is in world economy, economics of transition, economies in transition and especially Russian economy.