Dr. Yang Chen is an Associate Professor in Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University and has been the Programme Director of Economics and Finance programme from 2016-2019, and the Deputy Director of Research Institute of Economic Integration during 2015-2017. She was mainly responsible for organizing the Conference of Asia and Pacific Economies (CAPE) since 2013 joint with the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI).
She obtained the PhD Degree in Economics from Nanyang Technological University (NTU). Her research interests mainly include urban economics, public finance, environmental economics, and development issues on Chinese economy.
She has published in internationally renowned journals, such as Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, Economic Letters, Energy Economics, Economic Modelling, International Journal of Finance and Economics, Journal of Environmental Management, European Journal of Innovation Management, Journal of Regional Science, Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, and Urban Studies.
Her research projects have been funded by Provincial Government of Jiangsu on talent agglomeration, by Lincoln Institute on fiscal decentralization, and by Asian Development Bank (ADB) on innovation network. She has also published one book as well as multiple book chapters by internationally renowned publisher.