Xu Mingqi is a Ph.D. and professor of international economics and the deputy Director of the Institute of World Economy and Director of European Studies Centre at Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences. Dr. Xu also serves as guest professor at Fudan University and Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. He is the Co-Director of the Center for World Economy Studies at Shanghai Institutes for International Studies. He also acts as the Executive Council Member and the Deputy Secretary-General of China Society for World Economy Studies and the Secretary-General of Shanghai Society for World Economy Studies. He is Vice-Chairman of Shanghai Institute for European Studies and the Executive Director of Shanghai Research Center for International Finance. Professor Xu has published more than 100 papers and articles in the fields of international finance, trade, and international and European Economic Issues.