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China Research Group - People

Internal members



External members



PhD researchers

Kun Bao

Title: Chinese family: Marriage, Divorce and Bargaining

Supervisors: Professor Lina Song and Dr Jing Zhang

Research interests: Determinants of individuals' marital statues and patterns, intra-household resource allocation, bargaining power and family member's well-being

Ziyi Ren

Title: Empirical research on the relationship between economic development, FDI and environmental degradation in China

Supervisors: Dr Jing Zhang and Professor Shujie Yao

Research interests: Relationship between economic development and environmental degradation, impact of FDI on China's industrial pollution


Honghu Chu

Title: Political Economy, Ownership Structure and Firm Performance

Supervisor: Dr Jian Chen

Research interests: Finance; Corporate Finance; Political Economy; and Industrial Economics

Shuangqi Wu

Title: A critical perspective on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in China

Supervisors: Professor Lina Song, Professor Shujie Yao and Dr Jinmin Wang

Research interests: CSR in China, international comparison of CSR


Bing Cui

Title: Understanding End of Life Care for Elderly People in China: a Phenomenological Study

Supervisors: Professor Lina Song; Dr Stuart Nairn and Dr Glenys Caswell

Research interests: Elderly social care; end of life care; qualitative studies

Fan Zhang

Title: Housing in Urban China: Ownership, Investment, and Regional Disparity

Supervisors: Professor Lina Song and Dr Jing Zhang

Research interests: Applied microeconomics with particular interests in household behaviour, the determinants of decision-making, and intra-household resource distribution


Zhe Liang

Title: Labour Market Segmentation in China

Supervisors: Professor Lina Song, Dr Bin Wu

Research interests: Labour market segmentation between formal and informal sectors

Yuan Zhao

Title: Capital Structure Dynamics of Chinese Listed Companies

Supervisors: Dr Jian Chen and Dr Hong Li

Research interests: Corporate finance, capital structure, financial markets


Karl James McAlinden

Title: Diffusion, Adoption and Development of Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS): International Cooperation and Social Learning with the People's Republic of China

Supervisors: Professor Cong Cao, Assistant Professor Jinmin Wang

Research interests: China's Environment and Climate Change, Innovation Diffusion, Clean Energy Technologies, International Cooperation

Boya Zhou

Title: Institutional change of rural water conservancy supplying in rural China

Supervisors: Dr Lai Hongyi and Professor Cao Cong

Research interests: Public policy, urban affairs, environment and energy, institutional change


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