Dr. Yao Wang is an Associate Professor in the Research Institute of Finance and Economics at the Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing, China. She is interested in the low-carbon economy and carbon finance and capital markets. Dr. Wang is the author of Carbon Finance: Global Vision and Distribution in China (China Economic Publishing House, 2010) and several other publications and working papers on carbon finance. She has directed related projects, including Research on the Mechanism of Carbon Finance to Support the Development of China’s Low-carbon Economy (supported by the National Social Science Fund), Research on China’s Green Securities Policies (Ministry of Environmental Protection of China), How to Develop Carbon Finance in Beijing: Route and Strategy (Beijing Municipal Bureau of Finance), Strategic Proposals on China’s Development of Carbon Finance (Beijing Environment Exchange). Dr. Wang previously worked as a senior manager in investment banking. She is working primarily with HEEP Faculty Fellow Richard Cooper in the Department of Economics.