Liu He, male, is of Han nationality. He was born in 1952, studied at the Renmin University of China, Seton Hall University and Harvard University. Liu He is a famous economist who has focused on macroeconomics, industrial structure, new economic theory and the information industry. Liu has been innovative in his research in these fields since 1987. In recent years, he has published 200 articles, three of which won the National 1st Science Award. One of the three articles was commended by the leaders of the State Council. He has also published 4 monographs, including research on the concepts and practice of Chinese Industry Policy, the rapid increase of the Chinese Economy, enterprise management and developing economic theory. Liu He has participated in several international conferences on behalf of the Chinese Government in the field of economic development, the tendency of macroeconomy, new economy research and enterprise management system research. Currently he is the most influential middle-aged economist in China.
While working in the State Development Planning Commission, Liu He took charge of the establishment of 11 state industry policies, 5 of which have been issued to the public by the State Council. He also participated in the 8th Five-Year Plan, from 1991-1995, the 9th Five-Year Plan, from 1996-2000, and the 10th Five-Year Plan, from 2001-2005. Currently, Liu is a member of the leadership group of the 10th Five-Year Plan, which covers 2001-2005. He is also a member of the State Development Planning Commission and a leadership group that focuses on state information special planning. In 2011 he became Deputy Director of the Development Research Center of the State Council.
Liu He was a member of the 18th CPC Central Committee and in 2013 he was elected as Director of General Office of CPC Central Leading Group for Finance and Economics, and Deputy Director of the National Development and Reform Commission. In 2017 he became a member of the 19th CPC Central Committee and a member of the Secretariat of its Politburo. He was appointed Vice-Premier of the State Council in 2018.