Hongbin Cai received his BA in Mathematics at Wuhan University in 1988, his M.A. in Economics at Peking University in 1991, and his Ph.D. in Economics at Stanford University in 1997. He is currently Professor in Economics and Dean of Guanghua School of Management, Peking University. He taught at University of California, Los Angeles before moving back to Peking University. He is a National Chang Jiang Scholar (awarded by Ministry of Education of China) and a National Outstanding Young Researcher (awarded by National Science Foundation of China).
Professor Cai has published many academic papers in top international journals in economics and finance, in a wide range of areas including game theory, Chinese economy, industrial organization and corporate finance. He is elected as a Fellow and a Council member of the Econometric Society. Professor Cai is a member of the National People’s Congress, and a member of the Central Committee of China Democratic League and Vice Chairman of its Committee of Economic Affairs. He was the founding president of The Chinese Finance Association (TCFA, overseas). He serves on the boards of China Unicom and on the board of Sinopec Group as an outside director.