Tuntex Professor of International and Development Economics at Yale University, and a former Chair of Macroeconomics and Political Economy at the University of Zurich and Professor of Economics at University College London. His research focuses on economic growth and development, political economy, macroeconomics, and the economic development of China.
A past president of the European Economic Association, he is also a Fellow of the Econometric Society and the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR). His many honors include the Sun Yefang Award of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, for the paper “Growing Like China”, and the Yrjö Jahnsson Award of the European Economic Association.
He is Coeditor of Econometrica, a former chief editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association, and a former managing editor of the Review of Economic Studies.