Harry X. Wu is Professor of Economics, National School of Development, Peking University. He previously held a tenured professorship at the Institute of Economic Research (IER), Hitotsubashi University. He is a renowned growth economist on the Chinese economy with major research interests in growth accounting, productivity theory, macroeconomic measurement and the economics of central planning and transition focusing on institutional interpretation of growth and productivity change. He has contributed extensively to the global debate on China’s real growth and productivity performance in the long run. He worked closely with the late Professor Angus Maddison on China’s historical data and is currently a member of the global endeavor Maddison Project. He was the Fifth President of the Asia KLEMS consortium. He also works for The Conference Board (New York) and TCB China Center (Beijing) as a senior advisor.