Zhongmin is a Reader/Associate Professor in Economics. His research areas are Labour Economics, China Economy, and Applied Econometrics. Zhongmin’s teaching responsibilities include supervising undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations. He has teaching interests in Labour Economics, Applied Econometrics, China and the Global Economy. He has designed and is delivering the China and Global Economy module. This module has sustained excellence in research-informed teaching.
Currently Zhongmin supervises five PhD students and one DBA student, with six different supervision teams. Over last five years, two PhD students and three DBA students graduated under Zhongmin’s supervision. All these five students have received their Doctor degree and are working in their new posts. Four journal articles have been published jointly as the results of the supervision.
Zhongmin received his PhD in Economics from the University of Southampton in 2001, and PGCHE from the University of Bradford in 2006. Zhongmin become a fellow of HEA in 2014.
Before came to the UK, Zhongmin was Lecturer (1987 – 1992) and then Associate Professor (1992 – 1997) at Dongbei University of Finance and Economics. He received BSc from Jilin University in 1982, and MSc in Economics from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics in 1987.
Zhongmin was Former President of the Chinese Economic Association in the UK（2007-2008). He organised the EA (UK) 18th Annual Conference in Nottingham (April 2007) and co-organised the CEA (UK) and CCES joint international conferences in Shanghai (September 2007). Before that, Zhongmin won the Best Paper Award by the Chinese Economic Association in the UK (2003 and 2002).