Dean's Message



I warmly welcome the arts and science candidates of 2016 to apply to Tsinghua SEM. In the College Entrance Exam of 2015, Tsinghua SEM continues to be the top choice of most outstanding examinees in each province. Every fall semester, when I give lectures of “Principles of Economics” to our freshmen, I can see the demonstrated excellence of SEM’s undergraduates. SEM provides every freshman with a personal supervisor. Currently, among our faculty members, four got their Ph.D. degrees from Harvard, two from Stanford, two from UC Berkeley and two from MIT. Tsinghua SEM has become one of the most international schools of economics and management in China.I was fortunate to be one of the first undergraduates (1977) of Tsinghua after the "Cultural Revolution". It is Tsinghua that gave me the opportunity to study abroad in early 1980s, the knowledge to lay solid foundation for my further study, and the chance to know numerous people who have become my mentors and friends in life. I hope Tsinghua SEM will be a choice that changes your life.


QIAN Yingyi
Dean and Professor, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University
Professor QIAN Yingyi was born in Beijing and graduated from Tsinghua University in Mathematics in 1981. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University in 1990, after earning an M.Phil. in Management Science/Operations Research from Yale University and an M.A. in Statistics from Columbia University. He was on the faculty at Stanford University, the University of Maryland, and the University of California, Berkeley. He was appointed as the Dean of the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University in October 2006.
His main research areas include comparative economics, institutional economics, economics of transition, and the Chinese economy. He has published in top international economics journals such as American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, and Review of Economic Studies. He is co-editor of the Economics of Transition and on the boards of editors of Economic Research Journal and China Journal of Economics.
He is Executive Vice Chairman of China Center of International Economic Exchanges (CCIEE), an independent director of the Board of Directors of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), a member of the International Advisory Council of China Investment Corporation (CIC), a member of China Mobile Advisory Committee for Development Strategies, a member of China Life Strategic Consultation Committee, and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Vtion Wireless Technology AG. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the International Economic Association (IEA), a member of the Board of Directors of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), a member of the Council of the Association of Asia-Pacific Business Schools (AAPBS), a member of the EQUIS Awarding Body of European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), and a member of the Board of Dean’s Advisors of Harvard Business School (HBS).