Professor Sai Ding

  • Professor in Economics (Economics)

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

Room 406A, Gilbert Scott Building, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1621-8656

Biography

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

Research interests

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.

 

Publications

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Number of items: 12.

2021

Ding, S. , Guariglia, A., Knight, J. and Yang, J. (2021) Negative investment in China: financing constraints and restructuring versus growth. Economic Development and Cultural Change, 69(4), pp. 1411-1449. (doi: 10.1086/706825)

2019

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)

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Jump to: Articles | Books
Number of items: 12.

Articles

Ding, S. , Guariglia, A., Knight, J. and Yang, J. (2021) Negative investment in China: financing constraints and restructuring versus growth. Economic Development and Cultural Change, 69(4), pp. 1411-1449. (doi: 10.1086/706825)

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

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Grants

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).

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

  • Gong, Jialin
    The impact of fiscal stimulus package on the Chinese economy

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