Associate Professor Jane Golley is the Director of the Australian Centre on China in the World, ANU. Jane is an economist focused on a range of Chinese transition and development issues. Her research interests include demographic change and economic growth, urban-rural income and educational inequalities, urbanisation, regional development, 'Socialism with Chinese Characteristics' and the Belt and Road Initiative.
Her career has taken her from the Asia Section of the Australian Commonwealth Treasury to the World Bank in Washington DC, and the UNU's World Institute for Development Economics Research in Helsinki. Jane spent eight years studying and teaching at the University of Oxford, where her thesis was on 'The Dynamics of Chinese Regional Development'.