Professor Gregory C. Chow served as Chairman of the American Economic Association’s Committee on Exchanges in Economics with the People's Republic of China from 1981 to 1994, and as Co-chairman of the U.S. Committee on Economics Education and Research in China with support from the Ford Foundation from 1985 to 1994. Professor Chow was a member of the U.S.-Hong Kong Economic Co-operation Committee. He was responsible for a three-year program (1984–1986) to teach modern economics in China under the sponsorship of the Chinese State Education Commission (currently Ministry of Education).
Professor Chow is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association, a member of the American Philosophical Society and of Academia Sinica, and a fellow of the Econometric Society and of the American Statistical Association. His publications include thirteen books and over 180 articles. The books include: Understanding China's Economy (World Scientific Publishing Co., New Jersey, 1994); Dynamic Economics: Optimization by the Lagrange Method (Oxford University Press, 1997); China's Economic Transformation (Blackwell Publishers, 2002 and 2007) , Knowing China (World Scientific, 2004) and Economics Education and Economic Reform in China (2007, in Chinese). At his retirement from Princeton University in 2001, the Econometric Research Program was renamed the Gregory C Chow Econometric Research Program in his honor.