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About the China Growth Centre

Launched in September 2009, the China Growth Centre (CGC) is an evidence-based research centre that can bring together and challenge the views about China on economic issues that have global implications.

The CGC conducts, coordinates and disseminates original research on the economy of China and analyzes its continuing growth prospects. There is also an emphasis on the role of legal and institutional reforms in China’s marketization process. Finally, there is a strong focus on dissemination of the findings of the CGC, so that the research can inform policymakers and others keen to understand this new force in the global economy.

Director: Dr Linda Yueh

Research Director: Professor John Knight

List of members


The inaugural lecture marking the launch of the CGC was given by the Director, Dr. Linda Yueh, on 26 September 2009. The title of the lecture was ‘China, U.S., Global Imbalances and the 2008 Financial Crisis.’ The event was chaired by the then-Principal, Professor Michael Mingos, and the talk was followed by a question and answer session with Dr Yueh and Mr Martin Slater.

The inaugural workshop on 'China's Economic Growth: Structure and Productivity' was jointly organised with the China Center for Economic Research (CCER), National School of Development, Peking University and held at the Hall on 3 July 2010.

Dr Yueh participated in the 2011 Oxford University European Reunion in Paris on 6 and 7 May.  She hosted a dinner for Aularians and their guests at Bouillon Racine on Friday 6 May and on Saturday 7 May and spoke on a panel, chaired by the Chancellor, on the role of Europe in the world.

A China Economy Seminar Series was jointly organised by CGC and the Department of Economics.

CGC Discussion Paper Series

Supporting the China Growth Centre

To realise the aim of becoming the premier centre on the Chinese economy, an endowment is being sought to expand the Centre’s activities. The endowment will include funding for research staff, a visiting fellowship programme, and activities such as international conferences and invitation-only seminars, as well as policy briefings. To learn more about how to become involved in the Centre, contact details are below. To learn about giving opportunities, please contact the Development and Alumni Relations Office on +44 (0)1865 279055.

Contact details

China Growth Centre (CGC), St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford, Queen's Lane, Oxford, OX1 4AR, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1865 271097

For the Director:
Tel: +44 (0)1865 279023
Fax: +44 (0)1865 279090