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Scholarship and Awards:

  • SED Small Grants, 2006, awarded by School of Environment and Development, University of  Manchester.
  • The Butler’s Prize for the Best Research Student of Aston Business School, awarded by Aston Business School in 2002.
  • Research grants to support my doctoral fieldwork, awarded by the Great Britain–China Education Trust, London, 2000.
  • Aston Business School Bursary for my PhD study at Aston University. The scholarship covered the full tuition fees and maintenance allowances for three years from 1998 to 2001.


Co-director of MSc in Development Economics and Policy (2007/08) 

  •  BSc Beijing Materials Institute
  • PhD Aston

Teaching Experience:

  • 2007/08: Applied Development Economics Project
    Financial Markets and Corporate Governance
    Economic Development of China
  • 2006/07: Applied Development Economics Project
    Financial Markets and Corporate Governance
    Growth and Development: Perspectives from India and China
    Contemporary China II.
  • 2004/06: Applied Development Economics Project
    Quantitative Methods II.

Research interests

Privatisation and economic regulation in utility industries in developing countries, regulatory impact assessment, foreign direct investment in infrastructure industries in middle- and low-income countries, poverty reduction and regulatory reform in public utilities, and regional development disparity.

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 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Global inequalities
  • Global Development Institute


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