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Huaxin Wanglu

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Dr. Huaxin Wanglu is currently an Assistant Professor at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University. She obtained her Master’s degree from the University of Konstanz (Germany) and her doctorate with Cum Laude (Excellent) from Ramon Llull University (Spain). While working as a pre-doctoral researcher at IQS School of Management, she held a visiting position at Heidelberg University (Germany) and Peking University. Her latest research lines center on healthy aging. She also has an interest in applying HeXie Management Theory to comprehend the implications of AI technology adoption. To date, part of her doctoral work has been published in the Journal of Development Studies (ABS 3, SSCI Q2) and Journal of International Trade & Economic Development (SSCI Q2). During her doctoral studies, Dr. Wanglu worked as a Research & Teaching Assistant at IQS School of Management mainly for two Horizon Europe projects. She also co-organized the 1st International Workshop on the Chinese Development Model in Barcelona. In 2022, she was awarded the Catalan research mobility fellowship by the Societat Econòmica Barcelonesa d’Amics del País, amounting to approx. 33,000.

Prospective PhD students who are interested in empirical research on population aging are particularly welcome to apply.

Research interests

Development Studies

Regional Science and Urban Economics

Demographic Economics

Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to, Human Capital and Migration, Social Mobility and Child Development, as well as Economic Dynamics and Regional Disparity. In short, I'm often intrigued by why humans come up with their decisions and the ensuing consequences. Being quantitative in principle, my work is jammed with number-crunching exercises, yet I enjoy applying theories (e.g., Prospect Theory) to play with data.


Research & Teaching Assistant, IQS School of Management, Ramon Llull University, 2020-2023

Intern, Heidelberg Institute of Global Health, Heidelberg University, 2022


Postgraduate, HR Digital Transformation and Implementation Strategy, HeXie Management Research Centre, XJTLU, 2024

Postgraduate, Organizational Culture and Cross-Cultural Management, HeXie Management Research Centre, XJTLU, 2023

Year 3 Undergraduate, Econometrics and Forecasting, IQS School of Management, Ramon Llull University, 2022

Year 1 Undergraduate, Applied Mathematics, IQS School of Management, Ramon Llull University, 2022

Awards and honours

2022 Research Mobility Grant, Societat Econòmica Barcelonesa d’Amics del País, Spain

2021 Fellowship for Ph.D. students at SAEe, Fundación Ramón Areces, Spain

2020 Three-Year Doctoral Fellowship (tuition waiver and Research & Teaching assistantship), IQS School of Management, Ramon Llull University, Spain

2018 Erasmus+ Grant, University of Konstanz, Germany

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 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Ramon Llull University, Spain, 2023

Visiting PhD student, Peking University, China, 2023

Visiting PhD student, Heidelberg University, Germany, 2022

MSc, University of Konstanz, Germany, 2019

Erasmus student, University of Essex, UK, 2018

External positions

Editorial Board Member, Nature Portfolio: Humanities and Social Sciences Communications (SSCI Q1)

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