- Jiajun XU
- Executive Deputy Director and Assistant Professor
Jiajun Xu is an Assistant Professor and the Executive Deputy Dean of the Institute of New Structural Economics at Peking University. Xu worked in the United Nations and World Bank and currently acts as the General Secretary of the Global Research Consortium on Economic Structural Transformation (GReCEST). Her research focuses on development financing, industrial parks and global economic governance. She has published in top academic journals in the field of international development such as Journal of International Development and Institute of Development Studies Bulletin. She is the guest editor of China Economic Review and the lead author of Global Development Financing Report (2015). Her academic monograph Beyond US Hegemony in International Development was published by Cambridge University Press in 2017. She has led several policy-oriented development projects aimed at leveraging special economic zones to achieve structural transformation in developing countries such as Benin, Djibouti and Nigeria. Xu holds a DPhil (PhD) from the University of Oxford.