Yu Yongding is an Academician of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), President of China Society of World Economy (2003- ), Editor-in-Chief, China and World Economy, He is member of Advisory Committee of National Planning of National Development and Reform Committee of PRC，member of Advisory Committee of Foreign Policy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the PRC. He was Director-General of Institute of World Economics and Politics (IWEP) with the CASS (1998-2009) and member of the Monetary Policy Committee of People’s Bank of China (2004-2006).
Yu Yongding received his MA in economics from Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and D.Phil. in economics from the University of Oxford. He has authored, co-authored and edited more than 10 books, and published numerous papers and articles on macroeconomics, international finance and other subjects.