Interview with Dr. Jiangnan (John) Cai, China Europe International Business School


  • Lingling Zhang Clemson University


Health Policy, Healthcare Reform, CEIBS




Bio: Dr. John Cai is Director of CEIBS Centre for Health Care Management and Policy and Adjunct Professor of Economics at China Europe International Business School (CEIBS). He has been involved in teaching, research and consulting work at university, consulting company and government in the field of health economics and health policy over twenty years. He has published extensively in the areas of health economics and health policy, social security, labor and employment, and public finance in various academic journals. He has participated in the design, implement and evaluation of the first comprehensive health care reform plan (Massachusetts) in the U.S. and has also actively involved in the design of recent national health care reform plan in China.


Professor Cai was cofounders and the Director of the Institute of Economic Development at East China University of Science and Technology (Shanghai) (1987-1990) and the first Chair at Department of Public Economics at Fudan University (2006-2009). Professor Cai has received many awards for both research and teaching, for example, 1990 Sun Yie-fang National Economic Science Prizes-Best Paper Award, 2002 Most Outstanding Abstract Award by Academy for Health Services research and Health Policy Annual Research Meeting in Washington D.C., and 2009 Excellent Paper Award from Shanghai Social Science Annual Conference. Professor Cai received his Ph.D. in Public Policy from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University in 1997, MA in Economics at Fudan University in 1984 and BA in Economics at East China Normal University in 1982.