UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland 

University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland

E-Mail: liming.wang@ucd.ie

Tel: +353 1 716 3000

Background

Born and brought up in China, Prof. Wang worked for six and a half years (as a Deputy Division Director from 1986) for the Ministry of Commerce of PR China in Beijing following his primary degree obtained in 1982. In 1989, he completed an International MBA course in Sheffield Hallam University as a visiting student. He was subsequently awarded a visiting studentship from Queen’s University Belfast and, after completing his PhD in Economics, became a teaching and research fellow at Queen’s in 1995. From 2000, he worked as a Senior Research Fellow and Head of the China Unit, which is primarily involved in managing the expansion and development of Queen’s links with China in teaching, research and joint programmes.

Prof. Wang was appointed at the beginning of 2006 to establish and run the Irish Institute for Chinese Studies at UCD. He was also appointed as Director of UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland.

Outside of UCD, Prof. Wang is the Chairman of Global Lecture Series on Chinese Economy Committee and the Association for Chinese Studies in Ireland, the Secretary General of the Chinese Economic Association in Europe, a Board Director of the Institute of International Trade of Ireland (since 2010) and Mainstream Renewable Power Ltd (2011-2014). He has been a Visiting Professor at Huazhong University of Science and Technology (2002-2004), Anhui Normal University since 2003,a Haiju Chair Professor at Beijing University of Technology since 2013 as well as a member of the Advisory Committee of the Overseas Chinese Affairs of the State Council of the P.R. China since 2017. He has been a Co-Editor (since 2014) for Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies and a Topic Editor for Energies (since 2021).

His primary research interests are in Chinese economy, development economics, energy economics, financial contagion, agricultural and food economics.

Selected Publications

BOOKS AND EDITED VOLUMES

  1. Fu, X, Zhang, J. and Wang, L. (2020), special issue edited on The Impact of Covid-19 and Post Pandemic Recovery: China and the World Economy, Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies, Vol. 18, No. 4, Routledge/Taylor and Francis Group.
  2. Li, L., Brugha, C., Massey, S. and Wang, L. (2016), Doing Business with China: The Irish advantage and challenge, Cork: Oak Tree Press.
  3. Zheng, J., Wang, L. and Tang, K. (2016), special issue edited on Chinese Culture and China’s Model of Economic Development, Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies, Vol. 14, No. 1, Routledge/Taylor and Francis Group.
  4. Zheng, J., Wang, L. and Tang, K. (2014), special issue edited on Chinese Exploration and World Economic Order, Emerging Markets Finance & Trade, Vol. 50, Supplement 6, Routledge/Taylor Francis Group.
  5. Li, J. and Wang, L. (2014), China’s Economic Dynamics: A Beijing Consensus in the Making? Routledge/Taylaor and Francis Group.
  6. Wang, L. and Li, J. (2012), special issue edited (as an invited guest editor) on China Economic Dynamics: Challenges for A New Paradigm in the Making, Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies, Vol. 10, No. 4, Routledge/Taylor and Francis Group.
  7. Wang, L. (2012), Rising China in the Changing World Economy, Routledge/Taylaor and Francis Group.
  8. Li, L., Brugha, C. and Wang, L. (2010), Doing Business in China: The Irish Experience, Dublin: Blackhall Publishing.
  9. Wang, L. (2010), special issue edited (as an invited guest editor) on China's Economic Recovery and Its Integration with the World Economy, Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies, Vol. 8, No. 3, Routledge/Taylor and Francis Group.
  10. Wang, L. and Davis, J. (2000), China's Grain Economy: The challenge of feeding more than a billion, Ashgate Publishing Ltd., Aldershot.

CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

  1. Muckley, C; Chen, J; Wang, L. and Bredin, D (2016) 'Carbon Rights and Emissions in the Energy Industry' In: A.B. Dorsman, M. Karan and T. Gok (eds). Energy, Sustainability and Finance. Heidelberg: Springer.
  2. Li, J. and Wang, L. (2014), Introduction, in Li, J. and Wang, L. (ed.), China’s Economic Dynamics: A Beijing Consensus in the Making? Routledge/Taylaor and Francis Group, pp1-11.
  3. Wang, L. Liu, N. and Wang, S. (2013), Growth and Challenges in the Development of Institutional Investors in China, in Cumming, D. et al. (ed.), Experiences and Challenges in the Development of Chinese Capital Market, Palgrave Macmillan, pp97-127.
  4. Xia, W. and Wang, L. (2012), Rising China and Its Integration with the Changing World Economy, in Wang, L. (ed.), Rising China in the Changing World Economy, Routledge/Taylaor and Francis Group, pp1-41.
  5. Wang, L., Liu C. and Kane F. (2010), The Celtic Tiger and the Chinese Dragon: Modelling the Irish and Chinese Economic Miracles, in O’Sullivan, M. and Miller R. (ed.), What Did We Do Right? Global views on Ireland, Dublin: Blackhall Publishing.
  6. Davis, J., Wang, L. and Chen, F. (2002), Land Reform Initiatives in China, in Peters, G. (ed.), Proceedings of the XXIV International Conference of Agricultural Economists, Ashgate Press, pp383-398.
  7. Liao, B., Wang, L., Davis, J and Jia, B. (2002), The Impacts of Local Government Policies on the Development of Traditional Technology: A Case Study of the Daning Salt Factory, in Chan, A. et al. (ed.), Historical Perspectives on East Asian Science, Technology and Medicine, Singapore University Press, Singapore, pp148-153.
  8. Davis, J. and Wang, L. (2000), The Economic Behaviour of Chinas Grain Producers in Transition, in Cook, S. et al. (ed.), The Chinese Economy under Transition, Macmillan Press, London, pp198-217.
  9. Wang, L. and Davis, J. (1992), The Development and Reform of Rural Marketing System in China, in Vermeer, E.B. (ed.), From Peasants to Entrepreneur: Growth and Changes in Rural China, PUDOC. Wagenengen, The Netherlands.

ARTICLES

  1. Xue, H.; Li, C.; Wang, L.; Su, W.-H. (2021), Spatial Price Transmission and Price Dynamics of Global Butter Export Market under Economic Shocks, Sustainability, 2021,13, 9297. https://doi.org/10/3390/su13169297.
  2. Shi, Y.; Wang, L. and Ke, J. (2021), Does the US-China Trade War affect co-movements between US and Chinese stock markets, Research in International Business and Finance, 58 (2021), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ribaf.2021.101477.
  3. Fu, R.; Li, C.; Wang, L. (2021), Market Power in the Irish Beef Processing Industry, Sustainability, 2021, 13, 6453. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13116453.
  4. Wang, L. (2021), Comment on How China Managed the COVID-19 Pandemic, Asian Economic Papers, Vol. 20, No. 1, pp102-105.
  5. Hong, X.; Li, C.; Bai, J.; Gao, Z. and Wang, L. (2021), Chinese Consumers’ Willingness-to-pay for Nutrition Claims on Processed Meat Products, Using Functional Sausages as A Food Medium. China Agricultural Economic Review, https://doi.org/10.1108/CAER-06-2020-0160
  6. Li, S.; Diao, H.; Wang, L.; Li, C. (2021), Energy Efficiency Measurement: A VO TFEE Approach and Its Application. Sustainability 2021, 13, 1605. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13041605
  7. Li, S.; Li, L.; Wang, L. (2021), 2030 Target for Energy Efficiency and Emission Reduction in the EU Paper Industry. Energies 2021, 14, 40. https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ en14010040
  8. Wang, L. and Li, Y (2020), The negotiation of EU–China comprehensive agreement on investment and its potential impact in the post-pandemic era, Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies, Vol. 18, No. 4, pp365-372.
  9. Fu, X, Zhang, J. and Wang, L. (2020), Introduction to the special section: the impact of Covid-19 and post-pandemic recovery: China and the world economy Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies, Vol. 18, No. 4, pp311-320.
  10. Li, S., Hu, X. and Wang, L. (2020), Could the Stock Market Adjust Itself? An Empirical Study Based on Mean Reversion Theory, Journal of Systems Science and Information, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp97-115.
  11. Gao, S., Wang, L., Liu, N. and Zhang, M. (2018), Fiscal Decentralization and Corporate Investment: Empirical Evidence from China, Journal of Economic Policy Reform, Vol. 22, No.1, pp51-68.
  12. Tong, L., Liu, N., Zhang, M. and Wang, L. (2018), Employee Protection and Corporate Innovation: Empirical Evidence from China, Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 153, No. 2, pp569-589.
  13. Ma, Y., Walsh, P. and Wang, L. (2017), Earnings Premium in State Jobs Across Urban China, Asian Economic Papers, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp167-184.
  14. Xia, W. Wang, L. and Xie, Z. (2017), An Analysis of the Implications of TPP and Its Uncertainty for the Exports of Chinese Agricultural Products, Modern Management Science, Issue No. 6, pp103-105.    
  15. Liu, N. and Wang, L. (2016), Ireland: Transformation from PIIGS to ‘Euro Star’, Intertrade, Official Journal of Ministry of Commerce, PR. China, Issue No. 8, pp57-63.
  16. Zeng, S., Xu, Y., Wang, L., Chen, J. and Li, Q (2016) Forecasting Allocation Efficiency of Carbon Emission Reduction at Provincial Level in 2020 in China, Energies 9 (5): 329, May 2016.
  17. Zheng, J., Wang, L. and Tang, K. (2016), Introduction: China’s Road to Modernization, Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp1-8.
  18. Fan, W., Ma, Y. and Wang, L. (2015), Do We Need More Public Investment in Higher Education? Estimating the External Returns to Higher Education in China, Asian Economic Papers, Vol. 14, No. 3, pp88-104.
  19. Fan, W., Ma, Y. and Wang, L. (2015), Estimating the External Returns to Education: Evidence from China, IZA Discussion Paper 9133.
  20. Zheng, J. and Wang, L. (2014), Institutions and Development: The Case of China in Comparative Perspectives, Emerging Markets Finance & Trade, Vol. 50, Supplement 6, pp4-20.
  21. Zheng, J., Wang, L. and Tang, K. (2014), Introduction: Chinese Exploration and World Economic Order, Emerging Markets Finance & Trade, Vol. 50, Supplement 6, pp1-3.
  22. Wang, L. (2014), Comments on ‘Advancing Tacit Knowledge: Malaysian Family SMEs in Manufacturing’, Asian Economic Papers, Vol. 13, No. 2, pp25-27.
  23. Liu, N., Bredin, D., Wang, L. and Yi, Z. (2014), Domestic and Foreign Institutional Investors’ Behaviour in China, The European Journal of Finance, Vol. 20, No. 7-9, pp728-751.
  24. Liu, N., Wang, L. and Zhang, M. (2013), Corporate Ownership, Political Connections and M&A: Empirical Evidence from China, Asian Economic Papers, Vol. 12, No. 3, pp41-57.
  25. Wang, L. (2013), Comments on ‘Capital Formation and Agricultural Growth in China’, Asian Economic Papers, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp191-193.
  26. Wang, L. and Zheng, J. (2012), China’s Rise as a New Paradigm in the World Economy: Preliminaries, Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies, Vol. 10, No. 4, pp301-312.
  27. Liu, N., Wang, L., Zhang, M. and Zhang, W. (2012), Government Intervention and Executive Compensation Contracts of State-owned enterprises: Empirical Evidence from China, Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies, Vol. 10, No. 4, pp391-411.
  28. Wang, L. and Liu, N. (2011), Case Analysis on the Ireland Sovereign Debt Crisis’s Causes and Its Enlightment for China, Intertrade, Official Journal of Ministry of Commerce, PR. China, February Issue, pp56-61.
  29. Ke, J., Wang, L., Murray, L. and Xiong, H. (2010) "Research on Volatility Spillover Effects in Financial Markets Based on Copula and Kernel Function," iccis, pp.402-405, 2010 International Conference on Computational and Information Sciences.
  30. Wang, L. and Zheng, J. (2010), China and the Changing Landscape of the World Economy, Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies, 8, No. 3, pp203-214.
  31. Ke, J., Wang, L. and Murray, L. (2010), An Empirical Analysis of the Volatility Spillover Effect between Primary Stock Markets Abroad and China, Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies,8, No. 3, pp315-333.
  32. Wang, L. (2008), Butterfly Effect: Will the Credit Crunch Cause Chaos for China, Financial Quarterly, Q2 08, A Business & Finance publication, pp18-20.
  33. Wang, L. (2007), Red Hot Dragon, Business & Finance, Asia Supplements, Vol.43, No. 18, pp8-11.
  34. Liu, G., Wang, L., Woo W.T. and Liu, X., (2001) Chinas New Horizon: Challenges and Opportunities from WTO Membership, China Economic Review, 12, No. 2-3, pp103-106.
  35. Wang, L. and Davis, J. (1998), Can China Feed Its People into the Next Millennium: Projections for Chinas Grain Supply and Demand to 2010, International Review of Applied Economics, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp53-67.
  36. Fu, C., Wang, L. and Davis, J. (1998), Land Reform in Rural China since the mid 80s, FAO bulletin: Land Reform, Land Settlement and Cooperatives, No. 2, pp122-137.
  37. Li, D., Davis, J. and Wang, L. (1998), Industrialisation and the Sustainability of Chinas Agriculture, Economics of Planning, Vol. 31 No.2-3, pp213-230.