Professor Sai Ding
- Professor in Economics (Economics)
Room 406A, Gilbert Scott Building, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ
Sai is a Professor in Economics at the Adam Smith Business School. Before she joined Glasgow in 2010, she obtained a PhD in Economics from the University of Birmingham and a postdoctoral research fellowship in Economics at the University of Oxford.
Professor Ding has published academic work in areas of corporate finance, economic development, productivity and international trade. She is a member of ESRC Peer Review College, the British Council and Newton Fund Reviewer, the Research Assessor of Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, a Mentor of the Royal Economic Society (RES) Women's Committee, an external member of China Research Group of Nottingham University Business School as well as an Editorial Board member of Europe-Asia Studies. At the University of Glasgow, she has been the leading contact of the Collaborative Innovation Centre on Chinese Economy (CICCE) between Nankai University in China and the University of Glasgow, and has successfully organized a large number of international academic events such as conferences, workshops and public lectures.
CV: Sai Ding CV
Sai is a member of the School's Applied Economics research cluster.
Areas of expertise:
- Productivity and trade;
- Corporate finance;
- Growth and development;
- The Chinese economy.
01/2020-12/2023 Co-Investigator, National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) Research Grant on the project of ‘Inter-Regional Industrial Policy Competition, Market Segmentation and Spatial Misallocation’ (480,000 CNY) with Wei Jiang (Principal Investigator, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, China)
01/2018-12/2020 Co-Investigator, National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) Research Grant on the project of ‘A Micro-level Study on the Impact of Fiscal Policy Volatility on Resource Misallocation in China’ (200,000 CNY) with Wei Jiang (Principal Investigator, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, China)
11/2016-07/2017 College of Social Sciences Senior Research Fellowship at Columbia University (£3,180)
January 2016 - May 2016: Workshop funding (£13,500) from the Scottish Institute for Research in Economics (SIRE), the Confucius Institute at the University of Glasgow, and the Adam Smith Business School.
March 2015 - March 2016: Academic Returns and Research Support Grant (£9,200) from the College of Social Science, University of Glasgow
May 2013 - September 2013: Workshop funding (£12,000) from the Scottish Institute for Research in Economics (SIRE), the Confucius Institute at the University of Glasgow, and the Adam Smith Business School.
April 2009 - December 2009: Principal Investigator, ESRC Small Research Grant (£74,420) on the project of 'Understanding Enterprise Investment in China' (Ref No. RES-000-22-3140) with Professor Alessandra Guariglia (University of Birmingham) and Professor John Knight (University of Oxford).
Sai is interested in supervising projects examining:
- Trade and productivity
- Infrastructure and development
- Corporate finance and investment
- The Chinese economy
Current doctoral superivision
- Gong, Jialin
The impact of fiscal stimulus package on the Chinese economy
- Zhou, Yanyu
The effect of highway infrastructure on firms' inventory and fixed investment in China
- Growth and Development (MSc);
- Money, Finance and Growth (MSc).
- Economic Growth, Finance and Development (Honours; level 3).
- April 2014-present: Research Assessor of Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
- November 2012-present: Editorial Board member, Europe-Asia Studies
- July 2010-present: Member of ESRC Peer Review College