Dr Sai Ding

  • Senior Lecturer (Economics)

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.

 


Publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2019 | 2018 | 2016 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009
Number of items: 12.

2019

Ding, S. , Guariglia, A., Knight, J. and Yang, J. (2019) Negative investment in China: Financing constraints and restructuring versus growth. Economic Development and Cultural Change, (Accepted for Publication)

Ding, S. , Sun, P. and Jiang, W. (2019) The effect of foreign entry regulation on downstream productivity: Microeconomic evidence from China. Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 121(3), pp. 925-959. (doi:10.1111/sjoe.12306)

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)

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 Fri Dec 13 15:03:30 2019 GMT.
Jump to: Articles | Books
Number of items: 12.

Articles

Ding, S. , Guariglia, A., Knight, J. and Yang, J. (2019) Negative investment in China: Financing constraints and restructuring versus growth. Economic Development and Cultural Change, (Accepted for Publication)

Ding, S. , Sun, P. and Jiang, W. (2019) The effect of foreign entry regulation on downstream productivity: Microeconomic evidence from China. Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 121(3), pp. 925-959. (doi:10.1111/sjoe.12306)

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. , 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 Fri Dec 13 15:03:30 2019 GMT.

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

Sai is interested in supervising projects examining:

  • Trade and productivity
  • Innovation
  • Infrastructure and development
  • Corporate finance and investment
  • The Chinese economy

Current doctoral superivision

Yanyu Zhou
"Highway and productivity in China"
Co-supervisor: Hisa Yoshimoto and Duncan Maclennan

Dingkun Lu
"A study about the impact of China's environmental control policy on the productivity of relocation firms"
Co-supervisor: Hisa Yoshimoto and Duncan Maclennan

Minjia Guo
"Industrial structure and agricultural productivity in China: research based on factor endowments"
Co-supervisor: Hisa Yoshimoto

Jinpeng Liu
"A behavioural finance empirical study of the Chinese stock market"
Co-supervisor: Minjoo Kim

Jiangteng Zhou
"The effect of infrastructure development on firm size distribution: micro-economic evidence from China."
Co-supervisor: Hisa Yoshimoto

Xinxin Ma
"Essay on liquidity and intrinsic value on Chinese stock market"
Co-supervisor: Minjoo Kim

Completed PhDs

Zerun Liu (completed 2018)
"Essays in corporate finance: empirical applications in China"
Co-supervisor: Serafeim Tsoukas

Zhixiao Wang (completed 2017)
"Essays in corporate investment and finance in China"
Co-supervisor: Minjoo Kim

Xiao Zhang (completed 2015)
"Essays in corporate finance"
Co-supervisor: John Tsoukalas, Marina Spaliara

Amira Elasra (completed 2015)
"Essays on educational production functions in England"
Co-supervisor: Luis Angeles

Aldo Elizalde Archundia (completed 2015)
"Pre-colonial institutions and long-run development in Latin America"
Co-supervisor: Luis Angeles

Timothy Birabi (completed 2015)
"Essays on cultural and institutional dynamics in economic development using spatial analysis"
Co-supervisor: Luis Angeles

 

 


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