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Yang Chen

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Dr. Yang Chen is an Associate Professor in Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University and has been the Programme Director of Economics and Finance programme from 2016-2019, and the Deputy Director of Research Institute of Economic Integration during 2015-2017. She was mainly responsible for organizing the Conference of Asia and Pacific Economies (CAPE) since 2013 joint with the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI). She obtained the PhD Degree in Economics from Nanyang Technological University (NTU). Her research interests mainly include urban economics, public finance, environmental economics, and development issues on Chinese economy. She has published in internationally renowned journals, such as Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, Economic Letters, Energy Economics, Economic Modelling, Finance Research Letters, International Journal of Finance and Economics, Journal of Environmental Management, European Journal of Innovation Management, Journal of Regional Science, Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, and Urban Studies. Her research projects have been funded by Provincial Government of Jiangsu on talent agglomeration, by Lincoln Institute on fiscal decentralization, and by Asian Development Bank (ADB) on innovation network. She has also published one book as well as multiple book chapters by internationally renowned publisher.

Research interests

Financial economics

Development issues in China

Environmental economics

Applied econometrics

Chinese economy

Urban economics

Public economics


Research Fellow, Peking University-Lincoln Insitiute Center for Urban Development and Land Policy - 2013 to 2014

Research Committee Member, Institute of Leadership and Education Advanced Development (ILEAD), Xiapos;an Jiaotong-Liverpool University - 2013 to Present

Lecturer, International Business School Suzhou,Xiapos;an Jiaotong Liverpool University - 2012 to Present

Board Member, Jiaxing Feizhi Information Technology - 2012 to Present

Lecturer, Singapore Institute of Management - 2011 to 2012

Research Fellow, Lien Chinese Enterprise Research Center - 2008 to Present


ECO224 Intermediate Macroeconomics

ECO104 Economic Principles for Business and Markets

ECO105 Introduction to Business and Economics

ECO118 Maths for Economics and Business

ECO205 Econometrics I

ECO219 Theory of the Firm

ECO220 Microeconomics II

ECO601 PhD Supervision

MAN303 Final Year Project

Awards and honours

2014 Talent Agglomeration Plan, Jiangsu Province

2013 The best business project awarded by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) (Honored by Weiwei Song), Institute of Chartered Accountants

2009 Research Scholarship, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

2008 Research Scholarship, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

2007 Research Scholarship, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

2006 Excellent Graduate(given to top 1% students in China), Henan Province

2006 First-Prize Academic Excellence Scholarship, Henan University

2006 Research Scholarship, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

2005 Special Award, National University Students English Capacity Competition

2005 First-Prize Academic Excellence Scholarship, Henan University

2005 Third-Prize, National English Debate and Speech Competition

2004 First-Prize Academic Excellence Scholarship, Henan University

2004 Outstanding Student Leader, Henan University

2003 Excellent Investigator in Social Training Program, Social Training Program in Hanan, China

2003 First-Prize Academic Excellence Scholarship, Henan University

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 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

PhD , Nanyang Technological University, Singapore - 2011

BA , Henan University, China - 2006

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