|Yi at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in 2013|
|Deputy Governor of the People's Bank of China|
|Political party||Communist Party of China|
|Alma mater||Beijing University
University of Illinois
Yi Gang was born in Beijing. He studied at Beijing University, Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minnesota and obtained his Ph.D in Economics from University of Illinois. He became an Associate Professor with tenure at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and then joined the faculty of Beijing University as professor, vice head of the Center for Economics Research, and Ph.D advisor in Economics. He went to the People's Bank of China in 1997 and then successively served as Deputy Secretary-General and Secretary-General of the Monetary Policy Committee, Deputy Director-General and Director-General of the Monetary Policy Department, and Assistant Governor, as well as President of the Operations Office from September 2006 to October 2007. In December 2007, he was appointed Deputy Governor of the People's Bank of China. In 2009, he became Director of the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE).
Yi 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.