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Linjia Zhang

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Dr. Linjia Zhang is an associate professor in the Department of Economics, and is currently serving as the programme director of MSc Business Analytics at International Business School Suzhou, Xian Jiaotong - Liverpool University, China. He graduated from Harbin Institute of Technology in finance with, double bachelors degree in economics, and a masters degree in Econometrics from the first university of Lille, France. In 2013, he was awarded his doctorate in industrial economics. In 2014, after finishing his postdoctoral research, he chose to come back to China. Upon returning to China, he helped to launch the Institute Sino-Français at Heilongjiang University as an associate professor. His research interests concentrate on theoretical and empirical studies concerning tourism economics, productivity and efficiency measurements, and destination management. He has published several papers in top international journals as the first author and corresponding author, such as Tourism Management (ABS4, ABDC: A*), Journal of Travel Research (ABS4, ABDC: A*), Economic Modelling (ABS2, ABDC: A), Tourism Economics (ABS2, ABDC: A), Journal of Hospitality Tourism Research (ABS2, ABDC: A), Annals of Regional Science (ABS2, ABDC: A), etc., co-authored one monograph, hosted and participated several national and international research project. He is also acting on the editorial board of Tourism Economics, and Journal of Global Information Management.

Research interests

Applied Econometrics

Non-Parametric Productivity Measurement

Industrial Economics: Tourism, Education, Cluster Growth


2017–Present, Lecturer in Economics, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), Businees School, AACSB accredited , Suzhou, China.

2015–2017, Associate Professor in Economics, Heilongjiang University, Has helped to build Institut Sino-Français , Harbin, China.

2013–2015, Postdoctoral Researcher, Research directer of Evaluation of Regional Tourism Economy project, Valenciennes University, France.

2013–2014, Visiting scholar, University of Quebec at Montréal, Canada.

2011–2013, Temporary Assistant Professor in Economics, Lille University, Lille, France.


ECO303 International Political Economy

ECO118 Maths for Economics and Business

International Political Economy

Mathematics for Business and Economics

Principles of Macroeconomics

Principles of Microeconomics

Advanced Mathematics

Financial Econometrics

Awards and honours

IBSS Teaching Excellence Awards-Teaching Innovation, 2023

IBSS Research Excellence Awards-Junior, 2022

The 15th Philosophical and Social Sciences Outstanding Achievement Award of Suzhou, the third prize

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Education/Academic qualification

2008–2013, Ph.D. in Economics, Lille 1 University,France, Obtained with highest honors.

2006–2008, MSc. in Economics, Applied Econometrics, Lille 1 University,France, Obtained with highest honors.

2005–2006, BSc. in Economics, Advanced Economic Analysis, Lille 1 University, France, Obtained with highest honors.

2002–2006, BSc. in Economics, Finance, Harbin Institution of Technology,China, Obtained with highest honors

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