Dr.Ye Bai is Senior Associate Professor in International Business School Suzhou (IBSS) and is currently serving the Head of Economics Department (ECO). Prior to joining XJTLU in 2018, she worked for University of Nottingham as Assistant Professor in Finance. Ye holds a PhD from Loughborough University, where she focused her research on portfolio diversification and market integration. Ye's current research interests include emerging financial markets, financial integration, financial inclusion and interbank market, etc. Her recent publications have appeared in internationally reputable journals, including Journal of Banking & Finance, International Review of Financial Analysis, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institution and Money, Empirical Economics, among others. Ye’s current stream of research on interbank market is funded by grants from DFID-ESRC Growth Research programme.