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Yixin Yao, Senior Research Fellow

Yixin Yao

Yixin Yao joined the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) as a Senior Research Fellow in September 2021.

Before joining ADBI, she worked at the Ministry of Finance (MOF) of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in various capacities, most recently as Director, Division of Finance and Project Programming, Department of International Economic and Finance Cooperation. In this role, she was in charge of preparing the PRC Country Partnership Strategy and leading all loan negotiations between MOF PRC and the World Bank, Asian Development Bank (ADB), KfW, the OPEC Fund for International Development, the Green Climate Fund, and the Governments of Austria and Israel.

Prior to that, she worked as the Fund Manager of the ADB-PRC Poverty Reduction and Regional Cooperation Fund at ADB headquarters in Manila and as First Secretary for the Mission of the PRC to the European Union based in Brussels.

Throughout her career, she has focused on public finance and fiscal policy, international financial cooperation, sustainable development, green finance, and intellectual property issues. She has also worked as a Senior Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the University of Minnesota and visiting scholar and research fellow at the University of Hong Kong’s School of Economics and Finance.

She holds a PhD in economics from Northwest University and Lanzhou University, and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in law from Peking University

Journal Articles in Chinese

Analysis of Influences of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Initiated by the United States and Europe

Yao, Y. 2013. Public Finance Research, 2013 (8), 73–74.

Reflection on Vanished Qingtu Lake

Yao, Y. 2009. China State Finance 5: 67.

Review and Prospects of the Cooperation between P.R. China and World Bank

Yao, Y. 2009. China State Finance 1: 49–51.

World Bank Supported Project Case Study: Wenchuan Earthquake Recovery

Yao, Y. 2009. China State Finance 10: 24–25.

On the Delivery of Global Public Goods and Levy Carbon Tax and Tackling on Climate Change

Yao, Y. 2008. China State Finance 14: 6163.

On the Implementation of Fiscal Transfer Legal System in China

Yao, Y. 2008. China State Finance 3: 4041.

Clean Development and Green Hope of the Blue Planet

Yao, Y. 2006. China State Finance 5: 69–70.

On the Successful Fifth Ministerial Conference of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation

Yao, Y. 2006. China State Finance 12: 75.

On Hong Kong's New Measures against Financial Crisis

Yao, Y. 1999. Social Science Journal 2: 5962.

On the Measurements Fight against Asian Financial Crisis in Hong Kong

Yao, Y. 1999. Social Science Journal 2: 5962.

On the Disposition of Non-Performing Assets in the United States and Its Lessons to China

Yao, Y. 1998. Journal of Lanzhou University (Social Science) 26(4): 5357.

Root Cause Analysis on Widespread Pirated Products: Economic Analysis of Copyright Protection

Yao, Y. 1998. Research on Development 6: 57–60.

The Disposal of Non-Performing Assets in the United States and Their Referential Value

Yao, Y. 1998. Fiscal Science 5: 63–65.

Legal Institution’s Status and Role in the Socialism Market Economy

Yao, Y. 1997. Social Science Review 5: 80–81.

On the Two Essential Changes for the Economic Development in the Northwest Area

Yao, Y. 1997. Research on Development 3: 32–34.

24 May 2022 Digital governance can unlock connectivity potential and transformation - Asia Pathways

Digital governance incorporates new norms, rules, and processes to achieve efficiency and effectiveness in government functions for all stakeholders.

14 Feb 2022 Supporting blue skies through green development loans

Close collaboration, innovative project design, and technical and management capacity building have supported green development and air quality improvement by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

On Intellectual Property: The Important Interest Leverage

Yao, Y. 1999. Renmin Ribao (People's Daily), Edition of Theory, 9 March [in Chinese].

Financing a Green Future: The Energy Transition Mechanism (ETM) and the Green Impact Fund for Technology (Gift)

Azhgaliyeva, D., A. Hollis, T. Pogge, D. Rahut, and Y. Yao. 2022. T7 Policy Brief, Task Force: Climate and Environment.

Food-Climate Nexus: Need for an International Small Holder Farmers Agribusiness Consortium

Hanumankar, H. R., D. Rahut, D. Azhgaliyeva, and Y. Yao. 2022. T7 Policy Brief, Task Force: Climate and Environment.

Biodiversity Protection through Reward, Technology Transfer, and Improving Governance

Rahut, D., D. Azhgaliyeva, and Y. Yao. 2022. T7 Policy Brief, Task Force: Climate and Environment.