Yi Gang, male, Han nationality, is a native of Beijing. He has published more than 40 articles in Chinese, and 20 academic papers in English that have appeared in economics journals such as the Journal of Econometrics, the China Economic Review, and Comparative Economic Studies. Yi is the author of ten books, and he served as a consultant for the Scandinavian Journal of Statistics, the Journal of Econometrics, China Economic Review, Comparative Economic Studies, Economic Theory, Contemporary Policy Issues, and the Journal of Asian Economics. He also serves on the editorial board of the China Economic Review and the Journal of Asian Economics. He became secretary-general of the Monetary Policy Committee of the People's Bank of China in 2002 and in 2008 he became Deputy Governor of the People's Bank of China. In 2009, he became Director of the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE).