• 118 Citations
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Yu-Fu gained both a BSc and an MSc in Chemistry from the National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan, a PG Diploma in Economics from the University of Warwick, and both an MSc and a PhD in Economics from Birkbeck College, University of London. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in Economic Studies at the University of Dundee



Macroeconomics, International Finance, Environmental Economics, Financial Economics (real options), Labour Economics, Chinese Economy

A key feature of my work is that it bridges different areas of economics as well as different disciplines. Currently, I am working in a number of areas:

  1. International finance & Chinese Economy, with a focus on exchange rates policies by central banks and theoretical development of target zone models for China, Hong Kong and Japan;
  2. Environmental economics, with a focus on the effects of climate change and the design of environmental policies when policy makers face fat-tailed uncertainty, ambiguity in uncertainties, and forecast uncertainties in climate change scientific forecasting;
  3. Macroeconomics and Labour Economics, with a focus on firms’ dynamic investment and employment decisions under uncertainty and their impact on international competitiveness, including China consumption and housing prices interactions, and research on the China New Contract Labour Law.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Birkbeck University of London

Award Date: 1 Jan 1997

Master of Science, Birkbeck University of London

Award Date: 1 Jan 1994


  • HB Economic Theory
  • International Finance
  • Real Options
  • Labour Economics

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Research Output

Asymmetric Volatility in Commodity Markets

Mu, X. & Chen, Y-F., 21 Apr 2020, In : Journal of Commodity Markets. 100139.

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  • China’s fiscal decentralization and environmental quality: theory and an empirical study

    Hao, Y., Chen, Y-F., Liao, H. & Wei, Y-M., Apr 2020, In : Environment and Development Economics. 25, 2, p. 159-181 23 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 4 Citations (Scopus)
    62 Downloads (Pure)
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  • Asymmetric Volatility in Commodity Markets

    Chen, Y-F. & Mu, X., 29 May 2019.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  • Informal One-Sided Target Zone Model and the Swiss Franc

    Chen, Y-F., Funke, M. & Moessner, R., Nov 2018, In : Review of International Economics. 26, 5, p. 1130-1153 24 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)