Yukon Huang

Senior Associate
Asia Program
Huang is a senior associate in the Carnegie Asia Program, where his research focuses on China’s economic development and its impact on Asia and the global economy.
Education

PhD, MA, Princeton University 
BA, Yale University

Languages
  • Chinese
  • English

Yukon Huang is a senior associate in the Carnegie Asia Program, where his research focuses on China’s economic development and its impact on Asia and the global economy.

Previously, he was the World Bank’s country director for China (1997–2004) and for Russia and the former Soviet Union Republics of Central Asia (1992–1997). Before that, he served as lead economist for Asia and chief for Country Assistance Strategies. He has also held positions at the U.S. Treasury and various universities in the United States, Tanzania, and Malaysia.

He is the A-List commentator for the Financial Times on China, and his articles also appear frequently in other major media such as the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Foreign Affairs, and CNN. 

Huang has published widely on development issues, recently co-editing the book East Asia Visions, a collection of papers by noted Asian scholars on future prospects for the region. He recently completed a volume entitled Reshaping Economic Geography in East Asia.

He is an adviser to the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank, as well as to various governments and companies. 

The Carnegie
Podcast

Yukon Huang discusses key issues for the 2016 G20 Summit in Hangzhou, China, with Douglas H. Paal, vice president for studies in Carnegie’s Asia program.

The Carnegie Podcast is an occasional series featuring commentary and analysis from Carnegie experts on critical global issues.

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