Chen Kang is a professor of economics at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. He is the author of The Chinese Economy in Transition: Micro Changes and Macro Implications (1995) and has written journal articles on topics relating to macroeconomic modelling, public choice and public policy, China’s economic reform, and the economic role of government. He received his BSc from Xiamen University and his PhD from the University of Maryland at College Park. He previously served as vice president of the Economic Society of Singapore and director of the East Asian Economic Association. He currently serves on the editorial board of the European Journal of Political Economy, and the advisory board of the China Economic Quarterly.