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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.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Adelaide, 27/04/1994
  • Master of Economics (Development), Australian National University, 30/03/1989
  • Bachelor of Economics, Beijing Normal University, 26/05/1989
  • Graduate Diploma in Economics of Development, 14/04/1988

Research

Research keywords

  • Business
  • Economic development
  • Economy
  • International Trade and Finance

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.

Languages

  • Cantonese
  • English
  • Mandarin

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
149999Economics Not Elsewhere Classified50
140299Applied Economics Not Elsewhere Classified25
150399Business And Management Not Elsewhere Classified25

Memberships

Committee/Associations (relevant to research).

  • Member of the Association of Chinese for Economic Studies (Australia) - see http://www.acesa.ecel.uwa.edu.au

Appointments

Member of the Management Council
Association of Chinese for Economic Studies (Australia) (Australia)
01/01/2000

Invitations

The Economic Impact of the Chinese RMB Revaluation
Central University of Economics and Finance, China (Research Seminar)
2007

Collaboration

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

Administrative

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.

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • 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%)
  • 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)

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.

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Highlighted Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2003Yang 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]
2005Zhang 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]
2006Zhang 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]

Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

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Chapter (7 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2011Zhang 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]
2009Zhang 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]
2007Zhang 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]
2007Zhang 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]
2003Yang H, Zhang X, 'Economy and Trade', Facts about China, The H.W. Wilson Company, New York 257-298 (2003) [B2]
2002Zhang X, Harvie C, 'Income Inequality among Different Regions in China's Post-Reform Era', Economic Growth, Inequality and Migration, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK 68-88 (2002) [B1]
2000Zhang 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 (10 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Zhang 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)
2014Zhang 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)
2014Zhang X, 'RMB Appreciation, Economic Growth and Income Distribution in China and the World', Journal of Accounting, Finance and Economics, 4 1-17 (2014)
2012Zhang X, 'Is the Chinese economic growth sustainable? A macroeconomic approach', Journal of Business and Policy Research, 7 25-40 (2012) [C1]
2012Zhang X, 'Will RMB appreciation reduce trade deficit in the US?', Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, 17 171-187 (2012) [C1]
2012Zhang 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]
2011Zhang X, 'Currency Appreciation in Emerging Asia and World Trade Balances', International Journal of Business Studies, 19 69-90 (2011) [C1]
2003Yang 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]
2000Zhang X, 'Motivations, objectives, locations and partner selections of foreign invested enterprises in China', Journal of Asia-Pacific Economies, 5 (3) 190-203 (2000) [C1]
2000Zhang 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]
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Conference (10 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2011Zhang X, 'Is the Chinese economic growth sustainable? A macroeconomic approach', Proceedings of the World Business and Economics Research Conference 2011, Auckland (2011) [E1]
2011Zhang 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]
2010Zhang 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]
2010Zhang X, 'Is the Chinese economic miracle sustainable?', Sixth Biennial Conference of Hong Kong Economic Association, Tianjin, China (2010) [E2]
2009Zhang 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]
2007Zhang 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]
2006Zhang 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]
2006Zhang X, 'The Economic Impact of the Chinese Yuan Revaluation', ACESA 2006 International Conference - Emerging china: Internal Challenges and Global Implications, Victoria University (2006) [E1]
2005Zhang 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]
2005Zhang 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 grants7
Total funding$65,970

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2008 (1 grants)

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

Project Team
Doctor Xiaohe Zhang
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,70020082008
GNo:G0188664

2007 (1 grants)

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

Project Team
Doctor Xiaohe Zhang
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,70020072007
GNo:G0188344

2005 (1 grants)

Globalisation, migration and labor mobility in India and China, 29-30 September 2005$720
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Xiaohe Zhang
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$72020052005
GNo:G0185655

2002 (1 grants)

A small macroeconometric model of the Australian economy with multi-country linkages$13,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Emeritus Professor Bill Mitchell, Professor Martin Watts, Doctor Xiaohe Zhang
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$13,00020022002
GNo:G0181346

2001 (3 grants)

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, Switzerland

SchemeRole
Innovative Projects InitiativeInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$40,00020012002
GNo:17565389

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

Project Team
Doctor Xiaohe Zhang
SchemeRole
New Staff GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,00020012001
GNo:G0180779

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

Project Team
Doctor Xiaohe Zhang
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,85020012001
GNo:G0180792
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions3
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL0.7

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20132016PhD (Economics)Co-SupervisorGender Inequality and Economic Performance: Evidence from the Southern African Region
20122016PhD (Economics)Co-SupervisorEvaluation of Effectiveness of Macroeconomics Policies in China: With an Emphasis on the Conduct of Monetary Policy
20062007PHD Business Management
University of Newcastle
Sole SupervisorThe Determinants of the Status Change of Non-Performance Loans in China's State Owned Commercial Banks

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2005PHD Business Management
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorEstimation of the railway effect on the property price in the sub-urban areas of Hong Kong An application of hedonic model
2003PhD (Economics)Co-SupervisorTECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT: A Case Study of the Indonesian Automotive Industry
2003PhD (Economics)Co-SupervisorPrivatization and Organizational Change: A Case Study of the Indonesian Telecommunications Industry
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Dr Xiaohe Zhang

Work Phone(02) 4921 5034
Fax(02) 4921 6919
Email
PositionsLecturer
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Casual Academic
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaEconomics
Office
SRS155,
Social Sciences,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/james-zhang