Waterloo, Ontario – June 12, 2014 – The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is pleased to welcome CIGI Visiting Scholar Qiyuan Xu, for research on the internationalization of China’s currency, the renminbi (RMB).

Professor Xu is a senior research fellow at the Institute of World Economics and Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and the Institute of World Economics and Politics (IWEP), where he is a member of China’s External Economic Environment (CEEM). As part of CEEM’s quarterly report on global macroeconomics, Professor Xu is responsible for research on China and its currency, the renminbi (RMB). He is also an adviser to the international department in China’s Ministry of Finance.

During his two month term at CIGI, Professor Xu will further his research on the internationalization of the RMB and China’s capital account liberalization, and produce a related paper for CIGI.

“I am pleased to welcome Qiyuan to CIGI’s Global Economy team,” said Domenico Lombardi, Director of CIGI’s Global Economy Research Program. “His internationally-recognized expertise on China’s role in the global economy will greatly add to our work in this area. I am delighted to see our already strong contingent of senior Chinese scholars of international standing growing further.”

““I am delighted to join CIGI’s team. And I hope it is just a starting point for collaboration between CIGI and IWEP,” said Qiyuan Xu.

For more information please visit: http://www.cigionline.org/person/qiyuan-xu.

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