Xiaobo Zhang is a distinguished chair professor of economics at the National School of Development, Peking University, and a senior fellow of IFPRI. His research fields include development economics, agricultural economics, industrial organization, and Chinese economy. His recent books include Governing Rapid Growth in China: Equity and Institutions (2009), Regional Inequality in China: Trends, Explanations and Policy Responses (2009),Narratives of Chinese Economic Reforms: How Does China Cross the River? (2010), Oxford Companion to the Economics of China (2014), and China Regional Innovation Report (2016, in Chinese). He received Sun Yefang Prize for Economics Research in China (the most prestigious award in the field of economics in China) and Zhang Peigang Development Economics Outstanding Achievement Award (the highest award in the field of development economics).