Bai Chong-En is Mansfield Freeman Chair Professor of Economics, Executive Associate Dean of the School of Economics and Management of Tsinghua University. He is selected a Cheung Kong Scholar by the Ministry of Education and awarded National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars. He won the Pu Shan-Bank of China best paper award given by China Society of World Economics in 2008, and the Sun Yefang Economic Science Award in 2009. He is the director of the National Institute for Fiscal Studies at Tsinghua University, is a member of the Chinese Economists 50 Forum, was a non-resident senior fellow of the Brookings Institution. He earned his bachelor degree from University of Science and Technology of China, and his Ph.D. degrees in Mathematics and Economics from the University of California, San Diego and Harvard University, respectively. His research interests include Institutional Economics, Economic Growth and Development, Public Economics, Finance, Corporate Governance and Chinese Economy. He has served on the editorial boards of many international academic journals such as Journal of Comparative Economics, World Bank Economic Review, and China Economic Review. He is a co-editor of China Journal of Economics as well as an academic advisory board member and editorial board member of several domestic top academic journals such as Economic Research Journal.