Assistant Professor, School of Economics, University of Nottingham
Research Associate, Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE), Oxford
ABOUT ME My research focuses on the empirical aspects of economic development, technological change and growth, with publications in The Review of Economics and Statistics, the World Bank Economic Review and the Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics. My research on knowledge accumulation and diffusion is funded by the UK ESRC under the 'Future Research Leaders' scheme.
I completed my Economics DPhil (PhD) in the Oxford Department of Economics in July 2009, my first degree was in Modern Chinese Studies (Freiburg, Beijing, Leeds) and I also hold an MA in Development Economics from UEA. Before coming to Nottingham in September 2011 I was an ESRC post-doc at CSAE in Oxford. My CV can be found here and detailed research output here (Google Scholar page and RePEc page)
LATEST NEWS I recently served as a member of the Commissioning Panel for the UK DFID/ESRC Growth Research Programme, which funds research on Agriculture, Financial Sector Development and Innovation in LICs.
With my Nottingham colleague Zhihong Yu and Zheng Wang of Hull Business School I have just completed the first micro-level study of local protectionism in China, showing that non-local firms get discriminated in the disclosure of 'illegal' drug adverts.
ABOUT DATA My data pages provide links to over 300 macro and micro datasets for development economics. Follow my tweets for updates. I also have written a number of Stata routines for macro panel analysis and further provide some more details on user-written commands for spatial and panel time series econometrics.
CONTACT School of Economics, University of Nottingham, Sir Clive Granger Building, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, UK; email@example.com; @MEDevEcon