Fuchun Jin obtained his BSc (1984) in Mathematics from the University of Science and Technology of China (Hefei), and his MA (1987) as well as PhD (1993) in Economics from Ohio State University in the US. He was assistant professor of Economics at Colgate University in the US from 1993 to 1999. He joined the faculty of Peking University in 1999 and is currently associate professor of economics at the China Center for Economic Research at the Peking University. Dr Jin had been a visiting professor to the department of general economics and CentER of Tilburg University in the Netherlands in 1999. His research interests are macroeconomics and international monetary economics.