The general direction of Luohan Academy’s research is clear: the impact of digital technology on global economy and society. This is a broad topic with many pressing issues that have drawn widespread attention, such as inclusive growth, competition policy, the future of digital finance, the changing nature of work, and data privacy protection. This is the age in which rich data, analytical rigor, and cross-fertilization of leading social scientists from multiple disciplines will stimulate new insights. The academy, which is well positioned at the crossroads of academic research, business practices, and policy making processes, will build on the world-class research ability in social science and take advantage of our first-hand experience in the rapid evolving digital economy to address these complex and far-reaching issues.