Yukon Huang is a Senior Associate in the Carnegie Endowment in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining Carnegie, he was the World Bank’s Country Director for China, based in Beijing, and earlier the World Bank’s Director for Russia and the former Soviet Union.

Huang’s research focuses on China’s economic and financial prospects and its global impact. He was the principal advisor for the joint Chinese Government-World Bank “China 2030” report. Huang has published widely on development issues affecting China and East Asia.

He is currently working on a book on why views differ so much on China’s economy. He is a featured commentator for the Financial Times on China and his articles are also seen frequently in other major media such as The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, The New York Times, and Foreign Affairs. He appears regularly on CCTV in China and other international outlets such as BBC, CNBC, and CNN.

Huang has a Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University and a B.A. from Yale University.

Last Updated: June 30, 2015

Breaking Down the U.S. Trade Deficit with China

Paul Haenle & Yukon Huang from Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy
A positive relationship between the United States and China, the world’s two largest economies, is crucial for promoting global growth and development. The bilateral relationship, however, has become increasingly fraught by disagreements over what a...



How Much Debt Is Too Much in China?

Yukon Huang, Houze Song & more
In the first quarter of 2016, Chinese debt rose to 237 percent of GDP—a level comparable to that of the U.S. or the Eurozone and yet much larger than that of most developing economies, according to analysis by The Financial Times. Additionally,...



Can Xi Jinping Turn China’s Economy Around?

Arthur R. Kroeber, George Chen & more
On Monday, the Shanghai Composite Index fell 8.5 percent, erasing all of the gains it had made in an extraordinary run-up this year. The drop was the second 8.5 percent drop in recent weeks. The first such drop (the occasion for the Conversation...



How Much Does the Chinese Market Matter to the World?

Yukon Huang, Ira Kalish & more
China’s main market, reflected in the Shanghai Composite Index, has fallen 24 percent since June 12, losing $2.4 trillion in value. While many analysts are focused on the financial crisis in Greece, some are beginning to wonder if China's woes...