Yang Cuihong, Professor 

Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, CAS

Email:;  Tel: 8610-82541835

Mailing Address: South Building, No 55 Zhongguancun Dong Lu, Beijing China

Postcode: 100190


Professor Yang Cuihong is the Guan Zhaozhi chair research fellow at the Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and professor of the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences(UCAS). She obtained her Ph.D degree on management science & engineering at the Institute of Systems Science of CAS in 1999, and started her research career as a faculty member at the Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science of CAS. She spent 3 months at the Department of Economics, University of Rissho in Japan in 2005. From Sept. 2007 till Feb. 2008, she was a visiting scholar at the Faculty of Economics & Business, University of Groningen, the Netherlands. She is a Fellow of the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) for the advancement of science in developing countries/regions. She is currently the vice president of International Input-output Association(IIOA) and the executive vice president of Chinese Input-output Association(CIOA).

Professor Yang's research areas including input-output technique, global value chain and trade in value-added, industrial relocation, and economic forecasting. She has published more than 90 articles in referred journals including Economic Systems Research, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Nature Communications, China Economic Review, Journal of Industrial Ecology, Applied Energy and among others. She has submitted 78 policy reports based on their research. Some of the suggestions were adapted into government economic policies.


Ph.D: Institute of Systems Science, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1999
M.S.: Chongqing University, Department of Systems Engineering and Applied Mathematics, 1996
B.S.: Zhengzhou University, Henan Province, Department of Systems Science and Mathematics, 1993

Research Experiences

November 2015 to present  Professor, School of Economics and Management, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)

March 2010 to present  Professor, Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, CAS

September 2007 till February 2008  Visiting Scholar, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Groningen, the Netherlands

April 2003 till March 2010  Associate Professor, Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, CAS

March till June 2005  Visiting Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics, Rissho University, Japan

July 1999 till April 2003   Assistant Professor, Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, CAS

Honors & Activities

Awards and Honors (in a reverse chronological order)

1. TWAS Fellow, 2022

2. TWAS Siwei Cheng Prize of Economics, 2020

3. Special Government Allowance of the State Council, 2019

4. CAS Science and Technology Promotion and Development Prize, 2015

5. National Award for Youth in Science & Technology, 2013

6. Mao Yisheng Youth Science and Technology Award, 2012 (Mao Yisheng Award Foundation)

7. National Prize for Progress in Science and Technology(2nd class), 2011(The State Council of China)

8. National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, 2011(National Natural Science Foundation of China

9. Dayu Science and Technology Award on Water conservancy(1st class), 2010(The Ministry of Water Resources of China)

10. Huaxia Construction Science and Technology Award, 2010 (The Minisitry of Housing and Urban-Rural Developent of China)

11. Sun Yefang Economic Award, 2009(Sun Yefang Economic Science Foundation)

12. Peikang Chang Outstanding Achievement Prize for Development Economics, 2009(Peikang Chang Research Foundation of Development Economics)

13. Beijing Science and Technology Prize(1st class), 2007(Beijing Municipal Government)

14. Guan Zhaozhi Youth Research Prize, 2005(Institute of Systems Sciences, CAS)

15. Excellent Achievement Prize, 2003 (Academy of Mathematics and Systems Sciences, CAS)

16. Operational Research in Development Prize (1st class), 1999 (International Federation of Operational Research (IFORS), 1999 

Professional Activities:

Vice President of International Input-output Association, 2023.1-  & 2013-2018

Executive Vice President of Chinese Input-output Association, 2016-

Executive Council Member, Systems Engineering Society of China (SESC), 2018-

Editorial Board of Journal of Systems Science and Complexity, 2009-

Editorial Board of Economic Systems Research, 2010-

Editorial Board of Journal of Economic Structures, 2011-

Editorial Board of Systems Engineering-theory & practice, 2015-

Editorial Board of Management Review, 2018-

Selected Publications

1.   Gao, Xiang; Hewings, Geoffrey J. D.; Yang, Cuihong(2022), Offshore, re-shore, re-offshore: what happened to global manufacturing location between 2007 and 2014? Cambridge Journal of Regions Economy and Society, 15(2): 183-206

2.     Jiang, Q.Yang, C.Wu, J. and Xia, Y. (2022), "Examining the role of China's outward direct investment in realizing carbon neutrality: empirical evidence from Belt and Road countries", International Journal of Emerging Markets, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print.

3.   Gao, Xiang; Dall'erba, Sandy; Ellison, Brenna; Avelino, Andre F. T.; Yang, Cuihong (2022), When one cannot bypass the byproducts: Plastic packaging waste embedded in production and export, Journal of Industrial Ecology, 26:1460–1474.

4.   Tian K., Zhang Y., Li Y., Ming X., Jiang S., Duan H., Yang C., Wang S. Regional Trade Agreement Burdens Global Carbon Emission Mitigation. Nature Communications (2022). 13, 408.

5.   Zhang, Y., Tian, K., Li, X., Jiang, X., Yang, C. (2022) From globalization to regionalization? Assessing its potential environmental and economic effects. Applied Energy, 310, 118642.

6.   Tian, Kailan; Zhang, Zhuoying; Zhu, Lingxiu; Yang, Cuihong; He, Jianwu; Li, Shantong (2022), Economic exposure to regional value chain disruptions: evidence from Wuhan's lockdown in China, Regional Studies, 35(3): 993-1008

7.   Yang, X., Tian, K., Zhu, L., Yang, C. (2022) Government investment and high-quality economic development—measurement and analysis based on input-output method. Journal of Systems Science and Complexity, 35(3), 993-1008.

8.   Duan Yuwan, Dietzenbacher E., Los B., Yang Cuihong, (2021) How much did China's emergence as “the world's factory” contribute to its national income?  China Economic Review. 69 (2021) 101658 (SSCI)

9.   Duan Yuwan, Dietzenbacher E., Los B., Yang Cuihong, (2021), Processing trade in Chinese interregional input–output tables: construction and application, Economic Systems Research. Online:

10. Hongbo Duan, Qin Bao, Kailan Tian, Shouyang Wang, Cuihong Yang, Zongwu Cai, The hit of the novel coronavirus outbreak to China’s economy, China Economic Review 67 (2021) 101606

11. Yimei Hu, Kailan Tian, Tian Wu, and Cuihong Yang, The Lose-Lose Consequence: Assessing US-China Trade Decoupling through the Lens of Global Value Chains, Management and Organization Review, May 2021, 429–446

12. Quanrun Chen, Xikang Chen, Jiansuo Pei, Cuihong Yang, Kunfu Zhu, Estimating domestic content in China’s exports: Accounting for a dual-trade regime, Economic Modelling, 89(2020), 43-54

13. Chen Q., Zhu K., Liu P.,Chen X., Tian K., Yang L.,Yang C., 2019. Distinguishing China’s Processing Trade in The World Input-Output Table and Quantifying its effects, Economic Systems Research. 31:3, 361-381(SSCI)

14. Xuemei Jiang, Yishu Kong, Xinru Li, Cuihong Yang, Xikang Chen, 2019. Re-estimation of China-EU trade balance, China Economic Review, 54: 350-366 (SSCI)

15. Duan Yuwan, Dietzenbacher E., Jiang X.M., Chen X., Yang Cuihong, 2018. Why has China's vertical specialization declined? Economic Systems Research. 30(2):178-200 (SSCI)

16.  Jiang X, Chen Q, Guan D, Zhu K, Yang C, 2016, Revisiting the global net carbon dioxide emission transfers by international trade: The impact of trade heterogeneity of China, Journal of Industrial Ecology 20 (3), 506-514 (SCI)

17. Quanrun Chen, Erik Dietzenbacher, Bart Los, Cuihong Yang, 2016. Modeling the short-run effect of fiscal stimuli on GDP: A new semi-closed input–output model, Economic Modelling, 58: 52–63 (SSCI)

18. Yang Lianling, Yang Cuihong, Changes in domestic value added in China’s exports: a structural decomposition analysis approachJournal of Economic Structures 6 (1), 18

19. Yang Cuihong, Dietzenbacher E., Pei Jiansuo, Chen Xikang, Zhu Kunfu, Tang Zhipeng, 2015, Processing Trade biases the measurement of vertical specialization in China. Economic Systems Research. 27: 60-76 (SSCI)

20. Xia Yan, Fan Ying, Yang Cuihong, 2015, Assessing the impact of foreign content in China's exports on the carbon outsourcing hypothesisApplied Energy150: 296–307(SCI)

21. Mu Zhirui, Yang Cuihong, 2014, Multi-objective Optimization of China's Export Commodity Structure Based on Non-competitive Input-Output Analysis, Journal of Systems Science and Complexity, 27: 1-17(SCI)

22. Erik Dietzenbacher, Manfred Lenzen, Bart Los, Dabo Guan, Michael L Lahr, Ferran Sancho, Sangwon Suh, Cuihong Yang, 2015, Input–output analysis: the next 25 yearsEconomic Systems Research. 25: 369-389 (SSCI)

23. Erik Dietzenbacher, Jiansuo Pei and Cuihong Yang, 2012, Trade, Production Fragmentation, and China’s Carbon Dioxide Emissions, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 64: 88–101(SSCI)

24. Xikang Chen; Loenard K Cheng; K.C. Fung; Lawrence J Lau; Yun Wing Sung; K Zhu; C Yang; J Pei; Y Duan, 2012, Domestic Value Added and Employment Generated by Chinese Exports: A Quantitative Estimation, China Economic Review, 23: 850–864 (SSCI)

25. Xia Yan, Yang Cuihong, Chen Xikang, 2012, Structural Decomposition Analysis on China's Energy Intensity change for 1987-2005, Journal of Systems Sciences & Complexity (SCI), 25(1): 156-166.

26. Duan Yuwan, Yang Cuihong, Zhu Kunfu, Chen Xikang, 2012, Does Domestic Value Added induced by China’s exports really belong to ChinaChina & World Economy, 20: 83-102.

27. Xia Yan, Yang Cuihong, Chen Xikang, 2012, Structural Decomposition Analysis on China's Energy Intensity change for 1987-2005, Journal of Systems Sciences & Complexity (SCI), 25(1): 156-166.

28. Pei Jiansuo, Dietzenbacher E., Oosterhaven J., Yang Cuihong, 2011, Accounting for China’s import growth: a structural decomposition for 1997 – 2005, Environment and Planning A (SSCI), 43(12): 2971-2991

29. Lawrence Lau, Chen Xikang, Yang Cuihong, et al., 2010, Input-Occupancy-output Models of the non-competitive type and their application-an examination of the China-US trade surplus, Social Sciences in China, 31(1): 35-54

30. Yang Cuihong, Chen Xikang, Xu Jian, 2008, A method to optimize water conservancy investments in China, Economic Systems Research (SSCI), 20(2): 151-172

31. Chen Xikang, Guo Ju-E, Yang Cuihong, 2008, Yearly Grain Output Predictions in China 1980-2004, Economic Systems Research (SSCI), 20(2): 139-150

32. Chen Xikang, Pan Xiaoming & Yang Cuihong, 2001, On the study of China Grain Output Predic­tion, International Transactions of Operational Research, 8(4): 429-437

Presentations at Conferences

1. Oct. 13, 2022: Keynote speech at APEC Workshop on Opportunities and Challenges for GVCs during COVID-19 Pandemic and Post-Pandemic Economic Recovery, Vietnam (online)

2. Aug. 4, 2022: Keynote speech at Seminar on the Informatization Management of Tax Statistics in Developing Countries, Beijing (online) 

3. March 1, 2022: Keynote speech at Workshop on Effective Domestic Policymaking for Stimulating Economic Upgrading Through Global Value Chains, Russia(online)

4. Dec. 2, 2021: Invited speech at SHAIO seminar, Spain (online)

5. Oct. 9-11, 2019: Invited speech at Workshop on New Development of Global Value Chains in Asia-Pacific Region & Beyond, 2019 WTO Forum, Geneva, Switzerland

6. May 7-8, 2019: Invited speech at APEC-TiVA 2019 Capacity Building Workshop, Valparaiso, Chile

7. Nov. 5-6, 2019: Invited speech at Workshop on International Economics, Osaka University, Japan

8. Aug. 19-23, 2019: Invited speech at ISI World Statistics Congress 2019, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

9. Sept. 24-28, 2018: Invited speeches at the WTO Thematic Course on Trade in Value Added Statistics and Global Value Chains, Geneva, Switzerland

10. Aug. 7-18, 2017: Invited speech at The 4th Meeting of the Technical Group of Measurement on TiVA under GVCs in APEC, Nanning, China 

11. Apr. 21-22 2017: Invited speech at International Research Conference on Systems Engineering and Management Science 2017 (IRC-SEMS2017), Xi’an, China

12. Mar. 28-29, 2017: Invited speech at Third Meeting of the OECD Expert Group on Extended Supply-Use Tables, OECD, Paris, France

13. Oct. 16-21, 2016: Invited speech at Capacity Building Workshop on Strategic Framework on Measurement of APEC TiVA under GVCs and its Action Plan, Bangkok, Thailand

14. Oct. 14, 2016: Invited speech at The Upgrading of Chinese Firms along with Global Value Chain, Shanghai, China

15. Aug. 19-21, 2016: Keynote speech at The 10th Annual Meeting of Chinese Input-output Association, Zhangjiakou, China

16. Feb. 25-26, 2016: Invited speech at The 3rd Meeting of the Technical Group of Measurement on TiVA under GVCs in APEC, Lima, Peru

17. Nov.5, 2015: Invited speech at the Seminar on the trends of Comparative Advantages & Labor Divisions of China’s Manufactures in the Context of GVCs, Shanghai, China

18. Nov. 2-4, 2015: Invited speech at the APEC Workshop on Measurement of Trade in Value Added under Global Value Chains with Leading Economists’ Forum on GVCs, Shanghai, China

19. Oct. 22- Nov. 5, 2015: Invited speech at 2015 Seminar on Trade and Investment and Global Value Chain for APEC Members, Beijing, China

20. Aug. 15-16, 2015: Invited speech at 2015 IEEE Symposium on Analytics and Risk, Beijing, China

21. July 9, 2014: Invited speech at EU-China Seminar on estimation of trade in value added (TiVA), Beijing, China

22. May 12, 2014: Keynote speech at APEC Public Private Dialogue building Asia Pacific partnership through Global Value Chains Collaboration, Qingdao, China

23. Dec. 9-11, 2013: Invited speech at NBS-OECD Workshop on National Accounts, OECD, Paris, France 

24. Dec. 5-6, 2013: Invited speech at OECD Workshop on Measuring Trade in Value-added, OECD, Paris, France 

25. Oct. 15-18, 2013: Invited speech at the CUHK-NCMIS Seminar, Hong Kong, China 

26. June 23, 2013: Invited speech at the Workshop on Improvement the Level of China’s Opening Up, Beijing, China

27. June 6-7, 2013: Invited speech at 2013 World Agricultural Outlook Conference, Beijing, China 

28. May 31, 2013: Invited speech at the Workshop on Service Trade Statistics, Beijing, China 

29. Mar. 27-29, 2013: Invited speech at Workshop on the Application of Input-Output Techniques in International Trade Statistics, Beijing, China

30. Oct. 25-26, 2012, Invited speech at the Workshop on TEC and Global Value Chains, OECD, Paris, France 

31. Oct. 22-24, 2012, Invited speech at the Working Party on International Trade in Goods and Services, OECD, Paris, France 

32. Sep. 21, 2012: Invited speech at the Technical Workshop of Global Value-Chains, MOFCOM, Beijing, China

33. Sep. 19-20, 2012: Keynote speech at Global Value Chains in the 21st Century: Policy Implications on Trade, Investment, Statistics and Developing Countries, Beijing, China

34. Mar. 20, 2012: Invited speech at EU-China Seminar on Global Value Chains, Beijing, China

35. Mar. 2, 2012: Keynote speech at China-Japan International Input-output Table Workshop, Beijing, China

36. Nov. 5-6, 2011: Invited speech at the 22nd Annual Conference of Pan Pacific Association of Input-Output Studies (PAPAIOS), Tokyo, Japan

37. Nov. 3-9, 2011: Invited speech at the Meetings on Improvement of Sino-Japan International Input-Output Table Compilation, Tokyo, Japan 

38. Aug. 19, 2011: Invited speech at the 6th TIER Economy, Energy and Environment Conference, Taipei, Taiwan

39. Sep. 20-21, 2010: Invited speech at the China-Japan Women Forum for Science and Technology, Beijing, China 

40. July 13-17, 2009: Keynote speeches at The 17th International Conference on Input-output Techniques, Sao Paulo, Brazil

41. Dec. 20-21, 2006: Invited speech at the International Workshop on Forecasting and Risk Management, Beijing, China

42. June 27-July 1, 2005: Keynote speech at the 15th International Conference on Input-output Techniques, Beijing, China