Compiled from the following sources:

Special biographic research
Wen Wei Publishing Company, Ltd. 2002-2006

Who's Who, Current Chinese Leaders
Wen Wei Publishing Company, Ltd. 2003-2005

XINHUA Online (China View)


Revision History:

Biography Revised: 3/22/2018
Career Data Updated: 3/22/2018

PHOTO: Yi Gang
Yi Gang 易纲
Alternate Member, 19th CPC, Central Committee; Governor, People's Bank of China
Born: 1958

Biography Highlight

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. From 2009 to 2016 he was Director of the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE). In 2014 he was named Deputy Director, General Office for Central Leading Group for Finance and Economics. He is an alternate member of the 19th CPC Central Committee and in 2018 he became Governor of the People's Bank of China.

Recent Career Data

2018— Governor, People's Bank of China
2017— Alternate Member, 19th CPC, Central Committee
2014— Deputy Director, CPC, Central Committee, Central LSG for Finance and Economy, General Office
2009—2016 Director, State Administration of Foreign Exchange
2008—2018 Vice-Governor, People's Bank of China
2002—2008 Secretary-General, People's Bank of China, Monetary Policy Department
1997—2002 Deputy Secretary-General, People's Bank of China, Monetary Policy Department
1994—1997 Professor, Beijing University Beijing Municipality
1992—1994 Assistant Professor, Indiana University USA, Indiana, Indianapolis
1987—1992 Assistant Professor, Indiana University USA, Indiana, Indianapolis

Recent Travel & Appearances

03/25/18 Yi Gang at China Development Forum in Beijing
03/25/18 China capable of resolving external impacts

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