Tan Min, male, Han nationality, is a native of Shanghai. He was born in 1949, and obtained a master's degree from the Shanghai Institute of Finance and Economics. He has served as a teacher and vice-dean of the economic department of the institute, and held leading positions in the institute's Party committee.
Tan studied under the renowned economist professor Hu Jichuang and has engaged in the research of the history of China's economic thought since 1980. He has published many academic books, among which the "History of China's Financial Thoughts", co-compiled with professor Hu Jichuang, won the first class Excellent Teaching Books of the Ministry of Finance and the second class award of the fourth China Books Award. His book "Chinese Origin of French Physiocracy" won the first class Excellent Achievement Award of Shanghai Municipal Philosophy Science, and his "Outline of the New China's History of Economic Thoughts" (an important analysis of the National "8th Five-Year Plan") also won the first class Excellent Achievement Award of Shanghai Municipal Philosophy Science. In addition, Tan has compiled and published "New China's Economic Thought History Books", "A Course of China's Financial Thought History" and "Book Contents of China's Economics (1990 - 1949)", among others. He has published dozens of dissertations in academic periodicals, such as the "Study of Economics", and the "Research of Chinese History".
Tan Min has served as chairman of the China Economic Thought History Society, and he is president of the Shanghai Institute of Finance and Economics.