• 108 Citations
  • 6 h-Index
19992019

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Biography

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

Teaching

Research

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

Keywords

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

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Research Output

Asymmetric Volatility in Commodity Markets

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

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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

    Hao, Y., Chen, Y-F., Liao, H. & Wei, Y-M., 2 Sep 2019, In : Environment and Development Economics. 23 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    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

  • Greece’s Three-Act Tragedy: A Simple Model of Grexit vs. Staying Afloat inside the Single Currency Area

    Chen, Y-F. & Funke, M., Apr 2017, In : Open Economies Review. 28, 2, p. 297-318 22 p.

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    What drives urban consumption in mainland China? The role of property price dynamics.

    Chen, Y-F., Funke, M. & Mehrotra, A., 27 Aug 2017, In : Pacific Economic Review. 22, 3, p. 383-409 27 p.

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  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
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    Thesis

    Exchange rate volatility in LDCs: some findings from the Ghanaian, Mozambican and Tanzanian markets

    Author: Osei-Assibey, K. P., 2010

    Supervisor: Molana, H. (Supervisor) & Chen, Y. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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    Labour Market Policies and Unemployment in the Presence of Search & Matching Frictions

    Author: Onwordi, G. E., 2016

    Supervisor: Molana, H. (Supervisor) & Chen, Y. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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