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Zhang He

Senior Lecturer in Economics

Zhang He

About Zhang He

Dr Zhang He is an international macro-economist with emphasis on applied econometrics (e.g. Panel Vector Autoregression Model, Dynamic Factor Model). He was awarded a PhD in Economics at the University of Bradford in 2014. Before he joined Teesside University as a Senior Lecturer in Economics, Zhang had worked in the Division of Economics at the University of Bradford where he taught a range of undergraduate modules within the area of Macroeconomics. 

Membership of Professional Associations
-The Association for Heterodox Economics 
-The Royal Economic Society 
-The University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES)
-Fellow of the Higher Education Academy



Research interests and activities

Zhang's current research centres on examining the sustainability of Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) within the European Union (EU) in the context of New Consensus Macroeconomics Model and the Endogeneity of the Optimum Currency Area Hypothesis. His research is divided into three main areas: 1) the synchronisation of EMU business cycles, 2) effectiveness of ECB monetary policy, and 3) the relation between fiscal policy/government debts and long-term interest rates of government bonds in the eurozone. He is also interested in other aspects of macroeconomics/monetary economics which are related to EMU and international economy. 

PhD and research opportunities

Zhang is interested in economics focused/related PhD researches; especially, in the area of Macroeconomics and European Monetary Union.  

External research collaborations

Dr Mark Baimbridge (University of Bradford), Dr Karen Jackson (University of Westminster), Dr Wenyu Zang (Nottingham Trent University)

Learning and teaching interests

The main teaching interests of Dr Zhang He are macroeconomics, monetary economics, international economics, and the economics of European Monetary Union. 

Publications

Conference papers 

Zhang He (2013), Business Cycles Synchronisations in the Eurozone: A Dynamic Factor Model Approach, The University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES) 43rd Annual Conference, Leeds, September. 

Zhang He (2012), Effects of European Central Monetary Policy: An Open Economy Panel Approach, PhD Conference in Monetary and Financial Economics (Sponsored by the Royal Economic Society), Bristol Business School, University of West England, Bristol, May.

Zhang He (2010), Essays on Sustainability of EMU: Monetary Transmission Mechanism, Fiscal Sustainability and Business Cycle convergence, 4th Graduate Conference, University of Bradford, Bradford, UK, September.