General Director, ILAS, CASS
CHAI Yu, Ph.D., Senior research fellow, Professor, Director-general of the Institute of Latin American Studies in the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), Beijing, China.
She was working as Deputy general director (2017-2019) of the Institute of Russian, Eastern European and Central Asian Studies; Chief of Economics division and Assistant Director (2009-2017) in the Institute of Latin America Studies (ILAS); Chief of regional economic cooperation division (2003-2009) in the Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies (IAPS) of CASS; Post-doctoral Research fellow (1999-2003), the Institute of World Economics and Politics (IWEP) of CASS; Associate professor (1996-1999), APEC Study Center of China, Nankai University, Tianjin, China.
Her study focuses upon international trade, foreign direct investment and regional economic integration, especially on the emerging economies. Her papers have been published in Jingji Yanjiu (Economic Research Journal), Guanli Shijie (Management World), Shijie Jingji yu Zhengzhi (World Economics and Politics), Shijie Jingji (The Journal Of World Economy), China and World Economy, China Economist, etc. And some of her researches have won national awards. She has been consultant to World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, Oxfam, the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Commerce of China, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, the Ministry of Finance of China, the China Development Bank (CDB), the Export-Import Bank of China, etc.