Dr Xiaohe Zhang

Lecturer

Newcastle Business School (Economics)

Career Summary

Biography

Dr Xiaohe Zhang commenced with the University in 2000 with a track record in doing research and publishing academic papers in internally refereed journals or books. In the past two and half decades he has published more than fifty academic papers and earned more than ten competitive research grants. These publications include twelve papers published in internationally refereed journals including China Economic Review, Journal of Development Studies, Journal of Asia-Pacific Economy, Agricultural Water Management, International Journal of Business Studies, and Journal of Business and Policy Research and twelve papers published as book chapters in twelve internationally refereed books. In the past twelve years he has been granted successfully for more than ten research projects (worth a total of $A65,000), independently or as a member of a research team, on a wide range of issues covering economic structural change, foreign direct investment, total factor productivity, income distribution, labour market reform, agricultural resource management, foreign exchange policies and land reforms in China. His success in gaining three competitive research grants since 2001, including two external grants and an internal grant from the University of Newcastle has resulted in at least five academic publications. In additional to this, he also obtained many travel grants both internally and externally which allowed him to attend international conferences and/or visiting overseas research institutions and universities. He has just completed a research projects on the global impacts of the Chinese land reforms, funded by the University of Newcastle and is seeking for more publications in this topic, among others.

Research Expertise
I have a track record in doing research and publishing academic papers in internally refereed journals, conferences and/or books. In the past two and half decades I have published more than fifty academic papers and earned more than ten competitive research grants. These include twelve papers published in internationally refereed journals including China Economic Review, Industry and Development, Journal of Development Studies, Marketing Intelligence and Planning, Asian Thought and Society, Journal of Asia-Pacific Economies, and Agricultural Water Management, and 13 papers published as book chapters in twelve internationally refereed books.

Teaching Expertise
I have extensive teaching experience in delivering more than twenty courses in four universities in Australia, Hong Kong and China. By teaching more than twelve different courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels during a period of six years, I have been considered as the most flexible teacher in the School of Economics. These twelve courses are listed as follows: Business Economics (2004-2006, 55%); Introduction to International Trade and Finance (2000-2006, 55%); International Business and Finance (2000-2004, 100%); International Finance and Trade (at NGSB, 2000, 50%); Microeconomics II (2002, 25%); Asia Business Development (2002, 2004-2006, 100%); Honours Research Methodology (2000-2006. 40%);  Honours Microeconomic Analysis (2000-2006, 55%); Honours Mathematics for Economists (2003-2004, 100%); MBA course on International Trade and Investment (at NGSB, 2005, 50%); Master course on Economic Planning and Project Evaluation (2000-2002, 70%); Master course on Applied Policy Analysis (2000-2006, 100%); PhD, DBA and Master Student Supervision (2001-2006, 50-100%). As can be seen from the list, most of these courses are inter-disciplinary and business-related. This is particularly true for the courses of Business Economics, Asian Business Development, International Business and Finance, and International Trade and Investment.

Administrative Expertise
Being appointed as the schools representative to Overseas Student Association between 2001 and 2003, I made substantial effort to introduce the educational curricula, as well as the Australian culture to the international students. I was also a member of the International Working Group of the Faculty of Business and Law between 2002 and 2005. In January 2000 (upon taking up my appointment at this University) I was elected as a member of the Management Council of Association for Chinese Economic Studies in Australia (ACESA). The ACESA was founded in 1987 at the ANU and was incorporated in 1998 in Canberra. It is a non-partisan organisation aimed at promoting research and exchange activities related to the Chinese economy. It strives to become a leading China research network in the West Pacific region. Its current members come from Australia, Mainland China, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan and the USA. The ACESA runs an annual conference and organises a regular policy conference series in China. The Association is run by the Executive Committee within the general policy guidelines set by the Management Council which I am an active member. Its Secretariat is located at ANU. I have taken this leadership successfully and continually over 3 elections in six years.

Collaborations
2000-present Member of the Management Council of Association of Chinese Economic Studies in Australia (ACESA), see http://www.acesa.ecel.uwa.edu.au

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Adelaide
  • Bachelor of Economics, Beijing Normal University
  • Master of Economics (Development), Australian National University

Keywords

  • Business
  • Business Economics (2004-2006, 55%) Introduction to International Trade and Finance (2000-2007, 55%) International Business and Finance (2000-2004, 100%) International Finance and Trade (2000, 50%) Asia Business Development (2002, 2005-2007, 100%)
  • Economic development
  • Economy
  • International Trade and Finance
  • Master course on Economic Planning and Project Evaluation (2000-2002, 70%) Master course on Applied Policy Analysis (2000-2006, 100%) PhD, DBA and Master Student Supervision (2001-2006, 50-100%)
  • Research Methodology (Core course for honours students, 2000-2009. 50%) Honours Microeconomic Analysis (2000-2007, 55%) Honours Mathematics for Economists (2003-2004, 100%) Honours Research Methodology (2004-2006, 40%)
  • Subjects Taught at University of Newcastle Economic Growth and Development (Core course for honours students, 2011 100%) Microeconomics II (2002, 25%, 2011 100%) Economics of Competitive Advantage (2007-2010, Master course)

Languages

  • Cantonese (Fluent)
  • Mandarin (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
140299 Applied Economics not elsewhere classified 25
149999 Economics not elsewhere classified 50
150399 Business and Management not elsewhere classified 25

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Lecturer University of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2000 -  Member of the Management Council Association of Chinese for Economic Studies (Australia)
Australia
1/09/1993 - 1/12/1999 Assistant Professor Hong Kong Baptist University
Newcastle Business School
Hong Kong

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
Member - Association of Chinese for Economic Studies (Australia) Association of Chinese for Economic Studies (Australia)
Australia

Invitations

Participant

Year Title / Rationale
2007 The Economic Impact of the Chinese RMB Revaluation
Organisation: Central University of Economics and Finance Description: Research seminar given to the Academy of Economic and Financial development of Central University of Economics and Finance during my OSPRO study leave in China
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Chapter (6 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2011 Zhang X, 'RMB appreciation or fiscal stimulus, and their policy implications', China's Economy in the Post-WTO Environment: Stock Markets, FDI and Challenges of Sustainability, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham 183-200 (2011) [B1]
2009 Zhang X, 'The impact of the RMB revaluation on China and the world economy', China's Integration with the Global Economy: WTO Accession, Foreign Direct Investment and International Trade, Edward Elgar Publishing, London 141-157 (2009) [B1]
2007 Zhang X, 'The impact of globalisation and labour market reform in China', Globalisation and Work in Asia, Chandos Publishing, Oxford, United Kingdom 49-66 (2007) [B1]
2007 Zhang X, 'Labour market liberalisation in China and its impact on the world economy', Globalisation and Labour Mobility in China, Monash University Press, Melbourne, Victoria 39-52 (2007) [B1]
2003 Yang H, Zhang X, 'Economy and Trade', Facts about China, The H.W. Wilson Company, New York 257-298 (2003) [B2]
2000 Zhang X, 'Determinant of foreign direct investment: a comparative study between Guangdong and Beijing', Guangdong in the Twenty-first Century: Stagnation or Second Take-off, City University of Hong Kong Press, Hong Kong 129-142 (2000) [B1]
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Journal article (9 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Zhang X, 'A General Equilibrium Analysis on the Impacts of Reform in China¿s Farmland Management', Journal of Business and Policy Research, 9 117-136 (2014) [C1]
2014 Zhang X, Ying W, 'RMB Appreciation, Economic Growth and Income Distribution in China and the World', Journal of Accounting, Finance and Economics, 4 1-17 (2014) [C1]
2012 Zhang X, 'Will RMB appreciation reduce trade deficit in the US?', Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, 17 171-187 (2012) [C1]
2012 Zhang X, 'Is the Chinese economic growth sustainable? A macroeconomic approach', Journal of Business and Policy Research, 7 25-40 (2012) [C1]
2012 Zhang X, 'The prospect of factor market reforms in China and its impact on the world economy', International Review of Business Research Papers, 8 1-15 (2012) [C1]
2011 Zhang X, 'Currency Appreciation in Emerging Asia and World Trade Balances', International Journal of Business Studies, 19 69-90 (2011) [C1]
2003 Yang H, Zhang X, Zehnder A, 'Water scarcity, pricing mechanism and institutional reform in northern China irrigated agriculture', Agricultural Water Management, 61 143-161 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/S0378-3774(02)00164-6
Citations Scopus - 93Web of Science - 92
2000 Zhang X, 'The Tale of two sectors: a comparison between state-owned and non-state-owned enterprises in China', Asian Thought and Society: An International Review, 25(74) 104-122 (2000) [C3]
2000 Zhang X, 'Motivations, objectives, locations and partner selections of foreign invested enterprises in China', Journal of Asia-Pacific Economies, 5 (3) 190-203 (2000) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 6
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Conference (10 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2011 Zhang X, 'The impact of rural land and labour reforms in China on the world economy', Proceedings of the World Business and Economics Research Conference 2011, Auckland (2011) [E3]
2011 Zhang X, 'Is the Chinese economic growth sustainable? A macroeconomic approach', Proceedings of the World Business and Economics Research Conference 2011, Auckland (2011) [E1]
2010 Zhang X, 'Currency appreciation in emerging Asia and trade deficit in the US', Globalization, Monetary Integration and Exchange Rate Regimes in East Asia. Conference Papers in Proceedings, Perth, WA (2010) [E1]
2010 Zhang X, 'Is the Chinese economic miracle sustainable?', Sixth Biennial Conference of Hong Kong Economic Association, Tianjin, China (2010) [E2]
2009 Zhang X, 'The causes of China's surging trade surplus after RMB appreciation', The 21st Annual Conference of the Association for Chinese Economic Studies Australia (ACESA): Abstracts, Melbourne, VIC (2009) [E3]
2007 Zhang X, 'The impact of the RMB revaluation on China and the world economy', 19th Annual Conference of the Association for Chinese Economic Studies Australia (ACESA). Proceedings, Canberra (2007) [E1]
2006 Zhang X, 'The Economic Impact of the Chinese Yuan Revaluation', ACESA 2006 International Conference - Emerging china: Internal Challenges and Global Implications, Victoria University (2006) [E1]
2006 Zhang X, 'Globalisation and Labour Market Reforms in China', The Constraints to Full Employment or WorkChoices and Welfare-to-Work, 8th Path to Full Employment Conference and 13th National Conference on Unemployment, University of Newcastle (2006) [E1]
2005 Zhang X, 'Labor Market Liberalization in China and Its Economic Impact on the World Economy', Globalisation & labour mobility in India and China : ABERU 2005, conference proceedings 29-30 September 2005, Monash University (2005) [E1]
2005 Zhang X, 'The impact of labour market reform in China on the Australian economy', Creating a Culture of Full Employment Incorporating the 7th Path to Full Employemt Conference and 12th National Unemployment Conference, University of Newcastle (2005) [E1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 7
Total funding $65,970

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20081 grants / $1,700

The New Phase of China's Economic Development, Nankai University, Tianjin China, 17/4/2008 - 20/7/2008$1,700

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Xiaohe Zhang
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0188664
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20071 grants / $1,700

The Second AII China Economy (ACE) International Conference, The City University Hong Kong, 12/12/2007 - 14/12/2007$1,700

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Xiaohe Zhang
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0188344
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20051 grants / $720

Globalisation, migration and labor mobility in India and China, 29-30 September 2005$720

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Xiaohe Zhang
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185655
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20021 grants / $13,000

A small macroeconometric model of the Australian economy with multi-country linkages$13,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Emeritus Professor Bill Mitchell, Professor Martin Watts, Doctor Xiaohe Zhang
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181346
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20013 grants / $48,850

An integrated analysis of water scarcity, food security and environmental sustainability for policy development$40,000

Funding body: Swiss Federal Institute for Environmental Science and Technology

Funding body Swiss Federal Institute for Environmental Science and Technology
Project Team
Scheme Innovative Projects Initiative
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2002
GNo
Type Of Funding International - Non Competitive
Category 3IFB
UON Y

The Impact of China's Labour Market Liberalisation on Production, Employment and Trade in the Rest of the World$7,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Xiaohe Zhang
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0180779
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Achieving Growth with Equity: An International Conference of the Chinese Economy, China 4-6 July 2001$1,850

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Xiaohe Zhang
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0180792
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

Commenced Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2013 Gender Inequality and Economic Performance: Evidence from the Southern African Region
Economics, Faculty of Business and Law
Co-Supervisor
2012 Evaluation of Effectiveness of Macroeconomics Policies in China: With an Emphasis on the Conduct of Monetary Policy
Economics, Faculty of Business and Law
Co-Supervisor
2006 The Determinants of the Status Change of Non-Performance Loans in China's State Owned Commercial Banks
Business Management, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2005 Estimation of the railway effect on the property price in the sub-urban areas of Hong Kong - An application of hedonic model
Business Management, Unknown
Co-Supervisor
2003 Privatization and Organizational Change: A Case Study of the Indonesian Telecommunications Industry
Economics, Faculty of Business and Law
Co-Supervisor
2003 TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT: A Case Study of the Indonesian Automotive Industry
Economics, Faculty of Business and Law
Co-Supervisor
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Dr Xiaohe Zhang

Positions

Lecturer
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law

Casual Academic
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law

Focus area

Economics

Contact Details

Email james.zhang@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 5034
Fax (02) 4921 6919

Office

Room SRS155
Building Social Sciences
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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