I am working on a project regarding how household financial planning can be improved using modern economics theory and computing capacity. I am also working on projects on how the movements of urban land price depend on city characteristics, and how the pandemic might change urban land prices.
I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2009 with a Ph.D. in economics. I earned my bachelor's degree in Economics from Fudan University. Before joining University of Alberta, I was an assistant professor in Guanghua School of Management of Peking University.
My research focuses on household finance and real estate. I have also carried out some studies on human capital accumulation, labor supply and home production. The main approach is quantitative macro, emphasizing that a dynamic macro model should be able to deliver key statistics found in the data, especially in micro data from sources such as PSID, SCF and CEX.
Business organizations as systems of mutually reinforcing functional areas where decision making is driven by underlying economic forces. Application of economic theory to facilitate complex decision making within organizations: economic models of decision making are linked directly to functional areas of management. Topics include the organization of firms and industries; meeting customer needs; and decision making involving production, resource use, dealing with risk and uncertainty, scale and scope of operations, competitive advantage, and product pricing. Prerequisite: ECON 101, ECON 102, and MATH 114 or equivalent. Not open to students with previous credit in ECON 281.Winter Term 2021
Examines the changing global business environment and how it impacts international business decision-making. Topics covered could include Trends in Globalization, International Business in Canada, Managing Multinational Corporations, Importing and Exporting, International Labor Markets and the Market for Skills, International Financial Markets, Financial Crises, and Corporate Governance in Different Countries. Prerequisite: BUEC 342 or consent of Instructor. Students may receive credit for only one of BUEC 442, 445 or ADMI 445.Winter Term 2021 Winter Term 2022
Provides students with an introduction to the tools they will require to succeed in the increasingly international business world. Serves as a basis for other more advanced courses in International Business, covering such topics as Country Differences, International Trade, Foreign Direct Investment, Regional Economic Integration, The Foreign Exchange Market and International Business Strategy and Operations. This course will also cover selective topics in international macro economics. Prerequisite: BUEC 502 or 503. Not open to students who have taken BUEC 541.Fall Term 2021 Winter Term 2022
Outlining the main schools of economic theory, macroeconomic tools and the effects of macroeconomic policy on business performance; reviewing decision-making processes of individual firms, as well as consumer behavior, price theory, marginal analysis, and forms of competition. Restricted to students registered in the MBA China Program.Fall Term 2020
Understanding the globalization of business, international trade and trading blocks; planning for market entry and development; exporting, joint ventures, direct investment; developing the skills of an international manager. Restricted to students registered in the MBA China Program.Fall Term 2020