Chief Economist and Head of Research, Digital Economic Research Center (DERC) of PingAn Technology
Dr. Le Xia is Chief Economist and Head of Research at the Digital Economic Research Center (DERC) of PingAn Technology. He also serves as Senior Research Fellow in International Monetary Institute at Renmin University of China; and Council Member of Academic Committee of International Financial Forum. Prior to joining DERC, Xia was Chief Economist for Asia at BBVA Research Department and worked for the Treasury Department of Bank of China (Hong Kong). Xia has extensive interest in economic research, in particular regarding monetary policy and banking sectors in emerging economies. He has published in both academic journals and international media, including Nikkei Asian Review, OMFIF Monthly Bulletin, People's Daily, China Daily and FTChinese. He has frequently been invited to express views about the Chinese economy on Bloomberg, CNBC, CGTN, Phoenix TV, Financial Times and Wall Street Journal. He obtained his PhD from the University of Hong Kong and a Master's degree from Renmin University of China.