He-Ling Shi

Assoc Professor


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He-Ling Shi is an associate professor in the Department of Economics.


Professor Shi is responsible for the Economics and Finance Course at Monash Business School MBA program, and he was in charge of a Master level training program for the Department of the Treasury of the Australia federal government. He was the keynote speaker of the Australian Business Forum, Australia China Business Council, Australian Institute of the International Affairs. Professor Shi has been researching on the Chinese economy for over 30 years and was appointed as a senior consultant for the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank. During 2005-2007, Professor Shi was the Australian Team Leader of an AusAID project – China Australia Governance Program. Collaborated with National Development and Reform Commission of the Chinese government, he designed and implemented 15 projects to promote the strategic cooperation of 12 ministries in China and their respective counterparts in Australia. He provided technical supports for the negotiation of the China Australia Free Trade Agreement. Professor Shi was ranked among the best 25 economists in Australia during 1988-2000 by the American Economic Association. He has made many media presentations and forecasting in the fields of the social and economic developments in Australia and China, economic reforms in China, Australia-China trade and investment, and world economic outlook.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

Advisory board, Peking University

1 Sept 2006 → …