Hong Yu (2004 - 2005)

Peoples' Republic of China

Hong Yu

I want to use my education to help China successfully navigate its way through these dramatic changes and become a better-developed country.

Hong lives in Shanghai, where she earned her MA and PhD at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SHUFE) while winning major prizes and scholarships. In 2006, she was appointed Associate Professor at SHUFE, where she teaches in the Department of Public Administration.

Prior to becoming a Sauvé Scholar, Hong was an investment manager at Shanghai Xinghai Investment Consultation Co., focusing on policy research. Her prize-winning doctoral thesis explored the fairness and real distribution of taxes between different social groups, young and old, female and male. Hong has published over a dozen influential papers, on topics ranging from science and education strategy, tax reform and taxation policy, public finance, banking policy, securities markets, to China and the WTO.

In a recent update, Hong writes that she has 1) a new ‘Pu Jiang’ project on "The Sustainability of the Pension System in China" for the Shanghai Municipal government; 2) a new book published in 2006, ‘Pension Schemes and Arrangements Abroad’ (in Chinese) ; and also some new academic papers published.

She was the University Women's Singles Champion in table tennis and is an avid skier. Hong is fluent in English and Mandarin and reads Japanese.

Country of origin

Peoples' Republic of China

“Leaders must dream of changing the world.

They must have an inspired vision of the changes they want to make and be prepared to consecrate all
their energy to that purpose. A capacity to communicate their objectives is indispensable to sustain
the enthusiasm of their collaborators and their perseverance in action.”
— The Right Honourable Jeanne Sauvé, Opening Speech to the National Conference for Young Leaders, June 2-8, 1991