Dr Sai Ding

  • Senior Lecturer (Economics)

telephone: 01413305066
email: Sai.Ding@glasgow.ac.uk

Biography

Sai joined the subject area of Economics at the University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School in January 2010. She obtained her PhD in Economics from the University of Birmingham in 2006. Sai previously held a postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Oxford and was also a visiting lecturer at Brunel University, and a tutor at St. Catherine's College at Oxford University.

CV: Sai Ding CV‌ (pdf)


Research interests

Sai is a member of the Finance research cluster.

Areas of expertise:

  • Productivity and trade; 
  • Corporate finance; 
  • Growth and development; 
  • The Chinese economy.

 


Grants

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).


Supervision

I am interested in supervising PhD students in the areas of trade and productivity, corporate investment and finance, and growth and development.

Current PhD students

Timothy Birabi (since 2012 - present)
Thesis topic: Essays on Cultural and Institutional Dynamics on Economic Development Using Spatial Analysis

Aldo Archundia (2012 - present)
thesis topic: Effectiveness of Institutions, Measures and Economic Development in Latin America - Mexico and Brazil

Zhixiao Wang (2013 - present)
Thesis topic: Financing Constraints and Corporate Investment in China

Xiao Zhang (2013 - present)
Thesis topic: Essays in Corporate Finance

Zerun Liu (2015 - present)
Thesis topic: Financial constraints and corporate investment in China


Teaching

Postgraduate:

  • Growth and Development (MSc);
  • Money, Finance and Growth (MSc).

Undergraduate:

  • Economic Growth, Finance and Development (Honours; level 3).

Additional information

  • 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

Publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2019 | 2018 | 2016 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009
Number of items: 11.

2019

Ding, S., Knight, J. and Zhang, X. (2019) Does China overinvest? Evidence from a panel of Chinese firms. European Journal of Finance, 25(6), pp. 489-507. (doi:10.1080/1351847X.2016.1211546)

2018

Ding, S., Kim, M. and Zhang, X. (2018) Do firms care about investment opportunities? Evidence from China. Journal of Corporate Finance, 52, pp. 214-237. (doi:10.1016/j.jcorpfin.2018.07.003)

Ding, S., Sun, P. and Jiang, W. (2018) The effect of foreign entry regulation on downstream productivity: Microeconomic evidence from China. Scandinavian Journal of Economics, (doi:10.1111/sjoe.12306) (Early Online Publication)

2016

Ding, S., Jiang, W. and Sun, P. (2016) Import competition, dynamic resource allocation and productivity dispersion: Micro-level evidence from China. Oxford Economic Papers, 68(4), pp. 994-1015. (doi:10.1093/oep/gpw036)

Ding, S., Sun, P. and Jiang, W. (2016) The effect of import competition on firm productivity and innovation: does the distance to technology frontier matter? Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 78(2), pp. 197-227. (doi:10.1111/obes.12110)

Ding, S., Guariglia, A. and Harris, R. (2016) The determinants of productivity in Chinese large and medium-sized industrial firms, 1998-2007. Journal of Productivity Analysis, 45(2), pp. 131-155. (doi:10.1007/s11123-015-0460-0)

2013

Ding, S., Guariglla, A. and Knight, J. (2013) Investment and financing constraints in China: does working capital management make a difference? Journal of Banking and Finance, 37(5), pp. 1490-1507. (doi:10.1016/j.jbankfin.2012.03.025)

2012

Knight, J. and Ding, S. (2012) China's Remarkable Economic Growth. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780199698691

2011

Ding, S. and Knight, J. (2011) Why has China grown so fast? The role of physical and human capital formation. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 73(2), pp. 141-174. (doi:10.1111/j.1468-0084.2010.00625.x)

2010

Knight, J. and Ding, S. (2010) Why does China invest so much? Asian Economic Papers, 9(3), pp. 87-117. (doi:10.1162/ASEP_a_00030)

2009

Ding, S. and Knight, J. (2009) Can the augmented Solow Model explain China's remarkable economic growth? A cross-country panel data study. Journal of Comparative Economics, 37(3), pp. 432-452. (doi:10.1016/j.jce.2009.04.006)

This list was generated on Sun May 26 21:10:00 2019 BST.
Jump to: Articles | Books
Number of items: 11.

Articles

Ding, S., Knight, J. and Zhang, X. (2019) Does China overinvest? Evidence from a panel of Chinese firms. European Journal of Finance, 25(6), pp. 489-507. (doi:10.1080/1351847X.2016.1211546)

Ding, S., Kim, M. and Zhang, X. (2018) Do firms care about investment opportunities? Evidence from China. Journal of Corporate Finance, 52, pp. 214-237. (doi:10.1016/j.jcorpfin.2018.07.003)

Ding, S., Sun, P. and Jiang, W. (2018) The effect of foreign entry regulation on downstream productivity: Microeconomic evidence from China. Scandinavian Journal of Economics, (doi:10.1111/sjoe.12306) (Early Online Publication)

Ding, S., Jiang, W. and Sun, P. (2016) Import competition, dynamic resource allocation and productivity dispersion: Micro-level evidence from China. Oxford Economic Papers, 68(4), pp. 994-1015. (doi:10.1093/oep/gpw036)

Ding, S., Sun, P. and Jiang, W. (2016) The effect of import competition on firm productivity and innovation: does the distance to technology frontier matter? Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 78(2), pp. 197-227. (doi:10.1111/obes.12110)

Ding, S., Guariglia, A. and Harris, R. (2016) The determinants of productivity in Chinese large and medium-sized industrial firms, 1998-2007. Journal of Productivity Analysis, 45(2), pp. 131-155. (doi:10.1007/s11123-015-0460-0)

Ding, S., Guariglla, A. and Knight, J. (2013) Investment and financing constraints in China: does working capital management make a difference? Journal of Banking and Finance, 37(5), pp. 1490-1507. (doi:10.1016/j.jbankfin.2012.03.025)

Ding, S. and Knight, J. (2011) Why has China grown so fast? The role of physical and human capital formation. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 73(2), pp. 141-174. (doi:10.1111/j.1468-0084.2010.00625.x)

Knight, J. and Ding, S. (2010) Why does China invest so much? Asian Economic Papers, 9(3), pp. 87-117. (doi:10.1162/ASEP_a_00030)

Ding, S. and Knight, J. (2009) Can the augmented Solow Model explain China's remarkable economic growth? A cross-country panel data study. Journal of Comparative Economics, 37(3), pp. 432-452. (doi:10.1016/j.jce.2009.04.006)

Books

Knight, J. and Ding, S. (2012) China's Remarkable Economic Growth. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780199698691

This list was generated on Sun May 26 21:10:00 2019 BST.