IFPRI congratulates Director General Shenggen Fan on being awarded the 2017 Fudan Management Excellence Award. Established by Li Lanqing, former Vice Premier of China’s State Council, the award is referred to in China as the “Nobel Prize for Management.” This highly prestigious award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the field of management.
Dr. Fan received the award in recognition of his more than 30 years of pioneering work in agricultural economics and public policy research, as well as his leadership in the challenge to end hunger and malnutrition worldwide as Director-General of IFPRI. Some of his recognized academic works include several long-term studies he conducted on the deep roots of inequality in the western region of China and an econometric model which disentangled the roles of specific public investments in promoting growth and reducing poverty and inequality.
Read more on Dr. Fan’s work in agricultural economics and policy research here.
The Fudan Management Excellence Award is granted every year, honoring up to three laureates who have made significant contributions to the field of management. The award considers candidates in three areas on a rotating annual basis: management science and engineering, business administration, and public administration. In 2017 the award focuses on the field of public administration.