Yu Yongding is an Academician with Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), Director-General of Institute of World Economics and Politics (IWEP) (1998- ), Professor with Post-
Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, President of the China Society of World Economics (2001- ), Editor of China and World Economy, Associate Editor of Asian
Economic Policy Review. He was formerly the academic member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the People's Bank of China (PBOC) and member of National Advisory Committee of the 11th Five Years Plan of National Reform and Development Commission (NDRC). He is a foreign member of Academie Hassan II Des Sciences Et Techniques, Royaume Du Maroc.
Yu Yongding graduated from Beijing School of Science and Technology, Chinese Academy of Science in 1969 and joined Institute of World Economics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in 1979. He received his MA in economics from Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in 1986, and D.Phil. in economics from the University of Oxford in 1994.
Yu Yongding authored, co-authored and edited more than 10 books, and published numerous papers and articles on macroeconomics, international finance and other subjects in various academic journals and mediums. His main research interests are macroeconomics and world economics.