Academic team

Tao Yitao


Tao Yitao, PhD, Professor of Economics, PhD supervisor


Main research areas are history of economic thoughts, Western economics, and issues on China’s SEZs.
     Born in Harbin in April 1958; studied in Shanghai University of Finance and Economics for Ph.D, majoring in History of Chinese Economics Thoughts during the period from 1987 to 1989, supervised by the famous scholar Prof. HU Jichuang; engaged in working in Shenzhen University since Jul. 1994 as the Director of Department of Economics, the Dean of the Business School, Shenzhen University.

She is presently the Deputy Secretary of CPC Committee of Shenzhen University. The Director of the China Center for Special Economic Zones Research, Shenzhen University.

Main academic books include “Review on China’s ancient economic thoughts” (China Economic Publishing House, 2000), “Economics as a way of life” (China Social Science Press, 2004), and “Study on economy and culture” (Metallurgical Industry Press, 2001).

She edited various academic books, including “Evolution of western economics issues” (Central Translation Press, 2002), “On China’s contemporary Institution” (Heilongjiang Education Press, 1998), “History of China’s Special Economic Zones” (China Social Science Literature Press, 2008), and “Study on history of China’s Special Economic Zones”, which was listed as one of the 35 important books “Commemorating the 30th Year of Reform & Opening up”. It was established as “Chinese Academic Translation Project” sponsored by the Nation’s Social Science Foundation of China. It achieved the first-place prize in philosophy and social science, granted by Guangdong provincial government.

In 2010, she undertook the key research project sponsored by the Nation’s Social Science Foundation of China, “Study on Special Economic Zone and China’s Road”.

She holds concurrent posts of Executive council member of the Academic Association of Chinese History of Economic Thoughts, and Vice-chairman of the Academic Association of Economics in Guangdong, etc.