Keyu Jin

Ph.D. Professor of Economics,
London School of Economics

A Harvard-trained economist who has viewed the past 20 years of China’s rise through the lenses of both East and West, Dr. Keyu Jin is a global authority on international macroeconomics, geopolitics, international finance and the Chinese economy. Committed to being a bridge between two mutually misunderstood worlds, she translates systems, cultures and national aspirations to a wide array of audiences. Her talks transcend misconceptions to share fresh, invaluable perspectives on the very ethos of China itself, the rise of a new generation of consumers, techno-nationalism, and how China is already writing the financial history of the 21st century. Currently based in Beijing due to the pandemic, Dr. Jin is a tenured professor of economics at the London School of Economics.

Her research has focused on global imbalances and global asset prices, as well as on what drives China’s growth model, the Chinese saving puzzle, and ramifications of the one child policy. Her expertise as a bridge between two worlds began in 1997, when she was the first Chinese exchange student at a prestigious high school in New York, fielding well-intentioned questions about life in “mainland China.” She went on to earn her B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. in economics at Harvard University and to hold academic positions at the London School of Economics, Harvard, UC Berkeley, and Yale. She has also held positions with J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs International, the World Bank Group, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and the International Monetary Fund. Dr. Jin has written and spoken widely on the myths and realities of China’s macro economy. She is a much indemand speaker, appearing at the J.P. Morgan international Council, Barclays Asia Forum, Davos, and other elite international forums and at university seminars around the world. She is a regular commentator on CNN, Bloomberg, CNBC, and Sky News, an op-ed contributor to the Financial Times, and a columnist for Project Syndicate, Caijing and Caixin.

Dr. Jin’s academic articles are published in leading journals such as the American Economic Review, Journal of International Economics, American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics and IMF Economic Review. Outside academia, she serves as a non-executive director to Richemont Group, the second largest luxury conglomerate.
Translating economics, geopolitics, and the aspirations of a radically different new generation of Chinese for a wide range of audiences, Dr. Jin provides invaluable perspective on the rise of China and its current and future impact on the world. Tailoring her talks to specific interests, she provides clarity and context—explaining a large, open and markedly different economy that is not well understood. Audiences leave with greater understanding and actionable insights that will shape their global view on economics, business, investing, technology, culture, geopolitics, and the future of the world economy.

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