Dr Yundan Gong is a Senior Lecturer in Development Economics. She is eager to understand how countries like China or the UK can best use foreign direct-investment to improve their overall economic performance.
She is passionate about teaching students from a wide range of different backgrounds and introducing them to economic topics. She also likes to combine academically rigorous research with insights from industry, for example from her experience as an angel investor and from having industry experts giving guest lectures.
Yundan completed her PhD at University of Nottingham. Before joining King's, she worked as a Senior Lecturer at Brunel University, Aston Business School and as a Research Fellow at the Department of Economics at University of Nottingham.
Before embarking on her academic career, Yundan successfully worked as a manager in a Chinese commercial bank and now works as an angel investor and provides advice to start-ups, in which she gained insightful experience on business and economic growth. She is the proud mother of two children.
Yundan's main research interests are in the area of development economics, in particular, related to firm-level response to globalisation, innovation and firm performance, applied micro-econometric analysis and emerging economies.
She has a strong interest in the implications of foreign direct investment (FDI) for economic development in emerging countries and has worked extensively with policymakers in China in this area. Her research also extends to the area of institutional economics.
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UNESCAP, Knoerich, J., Taylor-Strauss, H. & Gong, Y., 21 Apr 2020, Bangkok: United Nations Publications. 81 p. Research output: Book/Report - Book
Gong, Y. & Girma, S., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : CAMBRIDGE JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article
Campbell, D., Aman, A., Iniesta, R., Menni, C., Gong, Y., Cooper-DeHoff, R., Johnson, J., Burgess, K., Barrett, M., Lewis, C., Chowienczyk, P. & Padmanabhan, S., Jun 2018, In : Journal of Hypertension. 36, p. e124-e125 Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1097/01.hjh.0000539324.49196.87
Girma, S., Gong, Y., GÃ¶rg, H. & Lancheros, S., Aug 2015, In : Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. 116, p. 254-269 16 p. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jebo.2015.04.008
Girma, S., Gong, Y., GÃ¶rg, H. & Lancheros, S., Jan 2015, In : Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. 95, 1, p. 157-169 Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jinteco.2014.11.007
Gong, Y., Girma, S., Goerg, H. & Lancheros, S., 2014, International Business and Institutions after the Financial Crisis. Palgrave Macmillan, p. 251 266 p. Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding - Chapter. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137367204_15
Gong, Y. & FU, X., 21 Apr 2011, In : WORLD DEVELOPMENT. 39, 7, p. 1213 1225 p. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2010.05.010
Gong, Y., Goerg, H., Girma, S. & Yu, Z., Dec 2009, In : SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS. 111, 4, p. 863 891 p. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9442.2009.01586.x
Gong, Y. & FU, X., 2009, In : Asian Economic Papers. 8, 2, p. 1 23 p. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1162/asep.2009.8.2.1
Gong, Y., Girma, S. & Goerg, H., 2009, In : WORLD DEVELOPMENT. 37, 4, p. 866 873 p. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2008.07.017