Zheng (Vincent) Lu works on a range of research in CBIPS on topics of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP), infrastructure project finance, and regional economics. He is a consultant at the World Bank, currently focusing on Budget, Performance Review and Strategic Planning of the institution. He is a versatile professional with experience in both the public and private sectors. Prior to joining CBIPS in 2018, he advised the National Development and Reform Commission of China on PPP Asset-Backed Securities (ABS), assessed and approved the pilot batches of PPP ABS launching in China. He also drafted the report on “Public-Private Partnership Asset-Backed Security in China” for regulatory improvement, which served as the initial framework for PPP ABS at the sovereign level and supporting document for “The guiding opinion on infrastructure development” issued by the State Council of China. During his doctoral study, he worked as research assistants in both the ACTION laboratory at Columbia University and the Public-Private Partnership laboratory at Tsinghua University. Previous to that, he spent three years working at Deloitte as a senior auditor, covering various industries from real estate, construction, aerospace, electronics, to healthcare. He received a B.S. in Public Finance from Nankai University in China, an M.S. in Management Science & Engineering and a Ph.D. in Construction Management from Columbia University. He is also a CFA candidate with all 3 levels of exams passed.