Aimin Chen holds a Ph.D. in economics from Pennsylvania State University (1990). She was a tenured professor at Indiana State University (ISU) and was Awarded “Distinguished Professor of the College of Arts and Sciences” at ISU in 2005.
Dr. Chen was former president of the Chinese Economist Society (CES) and executive vice president Association of Chinese Professors of Social Sciences in the US (ACPSS). Her teaching and research interests are applied economic theories, industrial organization, China’s economic and education reforms, and urbanization. She has published as solo author or first co-author more than 60 articles in English and Chinese academic journals and books, including journals such as World Development, Modern China, China Economic Review, Urban Studies, Ecological Economics, the Social Science Journal, Journal of Socio-Economics, Comparative Economic Studies, etc., and has authored/coauthored and edited/co-edited more than 10 books. She was the first Series Editor of The Chinese Economy Series published by Ashgate Publishing Limited, served on editorial boards for academic journals, and refereed for many academic journals.