Ding Lu    Vice Dean, Professor
Institute School of Entrepreneurship and Management
Research Area Regional Economic Development, International Financial Trade and Industrial Policies.
Contact Info. luding@@shanghaitech.edu.cn
Ding Lu graduated from Fudan University (China) in 1983 with a bachelor degree and a master’s degree in 1986. He received a PhD degree in economics from Northwestern University (USA) in 1991.
Before joining ShanghaiTech University, he had been a tenured professor at the University of the Fraser Valley, Canada, since 2008 and a tenured professor at Sophia University in Tokyo in 2005-2008. His academic career also consists of affiliations with National University of Singapore (1992-2005) and University of Nebraska at Omaha (1991-92). He served as President of the Chinese Economists Society (North America) in 2011-2012. Over years, he has been a special-term guest professor at Fudan University, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, and XiAn International University as well as a senior research fellow at East Asian Institute of Singapore.
  Research Interests  
Regional Economic Development, International Financial Trade and Industrial Policies.
  Selected Publications  
Ding Lu, The Visible Hand (in Chinese), Hong Kong Intelligent Books Ltd. and Shanghai People’s Press, China, 1993, 166 pp.

Ding Lu, Entrepreneurship in Suppressed Markets: China’s Private Sector Experience, New York: Garland Publishing Inc., 1994, xv + 200 pp. 

Ding Lu, “The Entrepreneurs Who Do Both: Production and Rent-Seeking”, Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organisation (Elsevier, North-Holland) 23: 93-98, 1994.

Ding Lu and Zhimin Tang, State Intervention and Business in China: the Role of Preferential Policies, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 1997, xvi + 152 pp. 

Ding Lu and Qiao Yu. “Bank Credit-quota Plan as a Macroeconomic Policy Instrument in China: effectiveness and costs”, Economic Systems (Elsevier, North-Holland), 22 (2): 147-174, 1998. 

Ding Lu, “Shared Network Investment”, Journal of Economics (Springer Wien), 73(3): 299-312, 2001.

Ding Lu, “Rural-Urban Income Disparity: Impact of Growth, Allocative Efficiency and Local Growth Welfare”, China Economic Review (Elsevier, North-Holland), 13 (4): 419-429, 2002.

Tilak Abeysinghe & Ding Lu, “China as an Economic Powerhouse: Implications on Its Neighbours”, China Economic Review (Elsevier, North-Holland), 14(2): 164-185, 2003.

Ding Lu, “Pricing Behaviour of a Conventional Retailer’s Online-branch”, Singapore Economic Review (World Scientific, Singapore), 48(2): 173-179, 2003.

Ding Lu, “China’s Capability to Control its Exchange Rate”, China Economic Review (Elsevier, North-Holland), 15(3): 343– 347, 2004.

Ding Lu and C.K. Wong, China’s Telecommunications Market: Entering a New Competitive Age, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2004, xvi + 177 pp.

Ding Lu, Shandre M. Thangavelu and Qing Hu, “Biased Lending and Non-performing Loans in China’s Banking Sector”, Journal of Development Studies (Routledge, UK), 41(6): 1071-1091 , 2005.

Ding Lu, “China’s Regional Income Disparity: an Alternative Way to Think of the Sources and Causes,” Economics of Transition (Blackwell), 16 (1): 31-85, 2008.  

Ding Lu, “The Economic Consequence of Labor Mobility in China's Regional Development,” Asian Economic Papers (MIT Press), 8 (2): 85-114, 2009.

Ding Lu, “Transition of China’s Growth Pattern”, Frontiers of Economics in China, 6(4): 535-555, 2011. 

Ding Lu ed. and authored The Great Urbanization of China, World Scientific, Singapore, 2012, xi + 353 pp. 

Ding Lu, “How Green is China’s Path of Catching Up? An International Comparative Evaluation”, Frontier Economics in China, 9(3): 484-498, 2014.

Ding Lu, “China’s Growth Slowdown and Prospects for Becoming a High-income Developed Economy”, Asian Economic Papers (MIT Press), 16(1): 89-113, 2017.