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Cui Li Chief Economist, Managing Director and Head of Macro Research at China Construction Bank International


Li Cui is the Managing director, Chief Economist, and Head of Macro Research at China Construction Bank International, based in Hong Kong. She was formerly a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs where she led the bank’s macroeconomic research on China. Prior to that, she was the Chief China Economist at the Royal Bank of Scotland. She spent two years at Hong Kong Monetary Authority as a Division Head, overseeing policy cooperation between Mainland China and Hong Kong and offshore RMB market development. Before moving to Hong Kong in 2008, she was a Senior Economist at the International Monetary Fund based in Washington DC, responsible for economic analysis and policy advice for various countries including China, Australia, and transitional economies.

Li has written many articles on the Chinese and the international economy. She also participates frequently in economic and policy discussions, including at the State Council in 2016. She holds a B.A. from People’s University of China and M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from Northwestern University.