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Dr Peng Zhou

Dr Peng Zhou

Lecturer in Economics

+44 (0)29 2068 8778
D47, Adeilad Aberconwy, Rhodfa Colum, Cathays, Caerdydd, CF10 3EU
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With a first-class degree in Philosophy at Peking University (北京大学) and an MSc in Economics and Finance at the University of York, I started my career in a consulting company, providing legal and financial advice for the government and businesses in infrastructure projects, such as power plants, water plants, sewage treatment plants, highways, and undergrounds. I left the company in 2007 to pursue my PhD in Economics at Cardiff University, focusing on macroeconomic DSGE modelling and applied microeconomics. Quantitative modelling and data analysis are my specialties. 

After obtaining my PhD in 2012, I started my academic career as a lecturer in Economics and Finance at Cardiff Metropolitan University until 2016, and I was a guest lecturer at Cardiff University during the same time. In 2016, I formally joined Cardiff University (Economics SectionCardiff Business School). My research in macroeconomics, entrepreneurship and policy evaluation has been published in specialised books and peer-reviewed journals such as Economic History Review, Applied Economics, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Scottish Journal of Political Economy, TQM & Business Excellence and Journal of Consumer Behaviour. Meanwhile, I keep a close connection with the industries, providing consultancy for Confused.com, Ausnutria Dairy Co., Ltd and Peril Capital Ltd. I also contributed to the quantitative evaluation of the Welsh government’s Independent Living Adaptation scheme in 2014 and investigating the health needs of the homeless in 2016 (jointly with Shelter Cymru). My recently published journal article on international trade has attracted a wide attention in the British government, and was invited to present my findings at the House of Parliament in Feb 2015. I also write commentary articles for Oxford Analytica, with a wide readership ranging from United Nations to multinational businesses.

Download my CV in English or in Chinese.


Education and Qualifications

  • PhD Economics, Cardiff University, 10/2007-03/2012
  • MSc Economics and Finance, York, 10/2005-09/2006
  • BA Philosophy & BSc Economics (Dual), Peking University (北京大学), 09/2001-07/2005

Professional Activities

  • Referee for the ESRC research fund application, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & MoneyApplied Economics, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, International Review of Entrepreneurship, Strategic Change, and Economic Research (Ekonomska Istraživanja).
  • External Examiner of economics programmes at University of Nottingham, Kingston University London, University of East London, and University of Pretoria (South Africa).

Anrhydeddau a Dyfarniadau

  • 2012: Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad.
  • 2008-2011: Overseas Research Students (ORS) Awards Scheme, HEFCW.
  • 2007-2011: Julian Hodge Macroeconomic Study Bursary, Julian Hodge Bank, UK.

Aelodaethau proffesiynol

  • Fellowship of The Higher Education Academy, since 2013 (via PgC THE).
  • Membership of The American Economic Association, The European Economic Association, The Royal Economic Society.

Safleoedd academaidd blaenorol

  • 2012-2016: Lecturer in Economics and Finance, Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Ymrwymiadau siarad cyhoeddus

  • Guest lectures/seminars at Oxford University (20.10.2015), Hunan University (10.04.2015), Nottingham Trent University (05.03.2014).
  • The House of Parliament, presentation and policy discussion on international trade in the UK (22.02.2015).















Teaching commitments

For more information, please go to my website.

Research Interests

  • Macroeconomics: DSGE Modelling with Heterogeneous Agents, Economic Growth, Business Cycle, Monetary Economics
  • Applied Economics: Public Policy, Housing Economics, Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Research Projects

  • 2016-2017: Research Grant for investigating the health needs of the homeless, joint research project with Shelter Cymru, commissioned by Cymorth Cymru.
  • 2016: Research Grant for investigating the economic effects of income tax devolution in Wales, comissioned by Peril Capital.
  • 2014-2015: Research Grant for economic evaluation of Independent Living Adaptations, joint research project with Shelter Cymru (£38,110), commissioned by Welsh Government.

For more information, please go to my website.


Goruchwyliaeth gyfredol

Edward Pearce Gould

Research student

Wenyan Zou

Research student

Yang Li

Research student

Xuanyang Zhang

Research student

Nikolaos Tzivanakis

Research student

Past projects