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Associate Professor, International Economics
Affiliated to the Centre for Finance and Development
Spoken languages
Chinese, English
Areas of expertise
  • Chinese economy
  • Currencies and foreign exchange
  • Finance, financial markets, international investment
  • International macroeconomics and finance
  • Labour market



PhD, London Business School

Yi Huang's research interests lie at the intersection of international macroeconomics and finance. He is particularly interested in investigating the determinants of financial activity and economic development in the era of globalization.

The global financial crisis and the substantial trade and financial imbalances have attracted a great deal of attention from academics and policy makers. But few have studied the underlying dynamics. His research explains how firms’ financing decision and investment behavior drive financial markets and labor markets. Utilizing extensive firm-level micro datasets he has put together, and applying econometric tools, his research links firm dynamics with capital flows and current account movements.




  • Research Affiliate, The Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
  • Visiting research fellow, Hong  Kong Institute for Monetary Research, Hong Kong Monetary Authority
  • Faculty, Oikos Young Scholars Economics Academy 2013
  • Member of Global Agenda Councils - Global Economic Imbalances, World Economic Forum
  • Institute of World Economics and Politics, The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, London Business School


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