Nottingham University Business School
  • Print

Dr Kun Jiang

PhD (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
Associate Professor in Industrial Economics

Division: Industrial Economics
Tel: +44 (0) 115 9515258
Location: B10 (North Building, Jubilee Campus)

I obtained my PhD in economics from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2011. After graduation, I worked as a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Hong Kong. In 2014, I moved to London. I was a Senior Lecturer in Economics at University of Roehampton before I joined University of Nottingham in 2018.

Administrative Roles
Extenuating Circumstances Co-Ordinator
Extenuating Circumstances Officer (UG)
Extenuating Circumstances Officer (PhD)
I am module convenor of the following modules:


Applied Econometrics (N13702)

Details of all modules can be found on MyNottingham

Current Research Activities
My primary research fields are economics of innovation and contract theory. My research on economics of innovation covers the following three topics: R&D financing and innovation, political economy of private entrepreneurs, and entrepreneurial clusters in China, and my research on contract theory aims to examine the effect of different contractual relationship on incentive problem using both theoretical and empirical approach.
I am currently supervising the following Research Students:

Ishrar Kibria

Older Publications

Older Publications

Journal Articles

Cheung, Y,L; Jiang, K. (2013), "Corporate Social performance, Firm Valuation, and Industrial Difference: Evidence form Hong Kong", Journal of Business Ethics, Vol.114 (4), pp. 625-631.

Guo, D; Jiang, K. (2013), "Venture Capital Investment and the performance of Entrepreneurial Firms: Evidence from china", Journal of Corporate Finance, Vol.22, pp. 375-395.

Cheung, Y, L; Jiang, K; Tan, W. (2012), "Doing-good and doing-well in Chinese publicly listed firms", China Economic Review, Vol.23 (4), pp. 776-785.

Jiang, K; Wang, S. (2012), "Staged Privatization: A Market Process with Multi-Stage Lockups", China Economic Review, Vol.23 (4), pp. 1051-1070.

Recent Publications

Journal Articles

Di Guo, Yan Guo, and Kun Jiang, (2018), "Governance and Effects of Public R&D Subsidies: Evidence from China", Technovation, Vol.74-75, pp.18-31.

Gou, D; Hua, X; Jiang, K. (2017), "Agency and Strategic Contract: Theory and Evidence from R&D Agreements in the Pharmaceutical Industry", International Journal of Industrial Organization, Vol.54, pp. 37-64.

Guo, D, Jiang, K; Chenggang X. (2017), "Institution and Managerial Task Allocation: Evidence from Chinese Entrepreneurs", Journal of Human Capital, Vol.11 (3), pp. 397-422.

Guo, D; Guo, K; Jiang, K. (2017), "Funding Forms, Market Conditions and Dynamic Effects of Government R&D Subsidies: Evidence from China", Economic Inquiry, Vol.55 (2), pp. 825-842.

Jiang, K; Wang, S, (2017), "A Contractual Analysis of State versus Private Ownership", China Economic Review, Vol.43, pp. 142-168.

Guo, D; Guo, Y; Jiang, K. (2016), "Government-Subsidized R&D and Firm Innovation: Evidence from China", Research Policy, Vol.45 (6), pp. 1129-1144.

Jiang, K; Wang, S. (2016), "Staged Privatization: transofroming SOEs into Market-based Firms", Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, Vol.172 (4), pp. 694-726.

Guo, D, Jiang, K; Xiaoting M. (2015), "Venture Capital Investment and the Post-IPO Performance of Entrepreneurial Firms: Evidence from China", Asian Development Review: Studies of Asian and Pacific Economic Issues, Vol.32 (1), pp. 113-141.

Guo, D; Jiang, K; Byung-Yeon, K; Chenggang, X. (2014), "The Political Economy of Private Firms in China", Journal of Comparative Economics, Vol.42 (2), pp. 286-303.



Nottingham University Business School

Jubilee Campus

telephone: +44 (0) 115 846 6602
fax: +44 (0) 115 846 6667