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Xiaobo Zhang is a distinguished chair professor of economics at the National School of Development, Peking University, and a senior fellow of IFPRI. His research fields include development economics, agricultural economics, industrial organization, and the Chinese economy. He received the Sun Yefang Prize for Economics Research in China (the most prestigious award in the field of economics in China) and Zhang Peigang Development Economics Outstanding Achievement Award (the highest award in the field of development economics). Zhang earned his B.S. in mathematics from Nankai University, China; M.S. in economics from Tianjin University of Economics and Finance, China; and M.S. and Ph.D. in applied economics and management from Cornell University.