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Dr Ying Zhou

Economics and Strategy Group

I joined Aston Business School in October 2011, having spent the previous two years as Research Fellow and Visiting Lecturer at University of Birmingham. My main research interests are in the areas of trade, foreign direct investment (FDI), industrial location, performance and environmental issues. I have teaching experience in a wide range of areas including international trade, development economics, Game theory and Microeconomics.

Position: Research Fellow
Phone: +44(0)121 204 3183
Email: Zhouy8@aston.ac.uk
Room: SW1020C


  • ArcGIS Training, University of Manchester, 2011.
  • Ph D, University of Birmingham, 2008. Subject: Economics
  • BSc, University of Birmingham, 2004. Subject: Economics
  • PGTA Basic Training, University of Birmingham, 2004.

Academic

  • Research Fellow, Aston Business School. (October 2011 - Present)
  • Research Fellow, University of Birmingham. (October 2010 - September 2011)
  • Supporting Officer/Master Supervisor, University of Birmingham. (May 2010 - September 2010)
  • Visiting Lecturer, University of Birmingham. (October 2009 - May 2010)
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Birmingham. (October 2005 - September 2007)

 Professional

  •  Associate General Manager, Chongqing Xingchi Industrial Co., Ltd. (March 2008 - July 2009) 

  • BS1164, Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • BS2222, Emerging and Transition Economies
  • BS2261, Emerging and Transitional Economies
  • BSM906, Economic Environment of Business
  • International economics
  • Regional economics
  • Environmental economics 
  • Firm performance
  • Reviewer, Conference Paper, Academy of International Business Annual Conference.
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Economics of Governance.
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Environment and Development Economics.
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Environmental and Resource Economics.
  • Reviewer, Conference Paper, European Association of the Comparative Economic Studies Annual Conference.
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, International Review of Economics and Finance.
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Environment and Development.
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Environmental Economics and Policy.
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Open Economies Review.
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, The World Economy. 
  • Environmental regulation induced foreign direct investment
    Environmental regulation induced foreign direct investmentElliott, R. & Zhou, Y. 2012 In : Environmental and resource economics. 55, 1, p. 141-158 18 p.Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOriginal languageEnglishPages141-158Number of pages18JournalEnvironmental and resource economicsJournal publication date2012Issue1Volume55Early online date12/12/12DOIshttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10640-012-9620-0StatePublished
  • State-owned enterprises, exporting and productivity in China: a stochastic dominance approach
    State-owned enterprises, exporting and productivity in China: a stochastic dominance approachZhou, Y. & Elliott, R. 2012 World Economy, 38 p.Research output: Working paperOriginal languageEnglishPublisherWorld EconomyPublication date2012Number of pages38StateIn press
  • The effect of corruption on FDI: a parametric and non-parametric analysis
    The effect of corruption on FDI: a parametric and non-parametric analysisBarassi, M. & Zhou, Y. Sep 2012 In : Europen journal of political economy. 28, 3, p. 302–312 11 p.Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOriginal languageEnglishPages302–312Number of pages11JournalEuropen journal of political economyJournal publication dateSep 2012Issue3Volume28DOIshttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejpoleco.2012.01.001StatePublished
  • The carbon dioxide emissions of firms: a spatial analysis
    The carbon dioxide emissions of firms: a spatial analysisCole, M. A., Elliott, R. J. R., Okubo, T. & Zhou, Y. 2013 In : Journal of environmental economics and management. In Press, Corrected ProofResearch output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOriginal languageEnglishJournalJournal of environmental economics and managementJournal publication date2013VolumeIn Press, Corrected ProofEarly online date16/07/12DOIshttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jeem.2012.07.002StatePublished

Presentations Given

  • Zhou, Y., DRUID conference, "Knowledge context, learning and innovation: an integrating framework." (2014)
  • Zhou, Y., Conference on Global firms, global finance and global inequalities, "On the existence of foreign wage spillovers in China: A spatial analysis," Loughborough, UK. (2012)
  • Zhou, Y., Conference on Global firms, global finance and global inequalities, "Regional market institution and firm performance: A case study of Chinese high-tech manufacturing firms," Loughborough, UK. (2012)
  • Zhou, Y., European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists Annual Conference, "The determinants of CO2 pollution: A spatial analysis of Japanese manufacturing firms," Prague, Czech Republic. (2012)
  • Zhou, Y., European Trade Study Group, "Foreign direct investment, trade and wages in China: A spatial approach," Lausanne, Switzerland. (2011)
  • Zhou, Y., International Forum for Contemporary Chinese Studies, "Foreign direct investment, trade and wages in China: A spatial approach," Nottingham, UK. (2011)
  • Zhou, Y., "State-owned enterprises, exporting and productivity in China: a stochastic dominance approach," International Forum for Contemporary Chinese Studies, Nottingham, UK. (2011)
  • Zhou, Y., European Trade Study Group, "The impact of corruption on FDI," Warsaw, Poland. (2008)
  • Zhou, Y., European Trade Study Group, "The impact of corruption on FDI: an empirical study," Athens, Greece. (2007)

 

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