Zhiyuan Chen Depart.:Trade Economics Academic Title:Assistant Professor Tel:010-82509679 Email:chenzhiyuan@rmbs.ruc.edu.cn

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Ph.D. Economics, Pennsylvania State University, 2015-2020 (expected)

M.A. Economics, Renmin University of China,2013-2017

B.S. Economics (with distinction), Renmin University of China, 2009-2013

Work Experience

2020-08 – present: Renmin Business School



Research Interests

Firm Innovation, Macro Development


Fall 2020, Research methods in Economics and Business


Selected Academic Articles

1. Is Cracking Down on Corruption Really Good for the Economy? Firm-level Evidence from A Natural Experiment in China, with Xin Jin and Xu Xu, Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, 2020, Forthcoming

2. Types of Patents and Driving Forces behind the Patent Growth in China, with Jie Zhang, Economic Modelling, 2019 (80), 294-302.

3. Import and Innovation: Evidence from Chinese Firms, with Jie Zhang and Wenping Zheng, European Economic Review, 2017 (94), 205 -220.

4. The Bank–Firm Relationship: Helping or Grabbing? with Yong Li and Jie Zhang, International Review of Economics & Finance, 2016 (42), 385-403.

Services & Awards

The 7th Peikang Chang Award for Outstanding Papers in Development Economics, Peikang Chang Research Foundation of Development Economics, 2018

Top 10 Chinese Papers on International Trade in 2016, Institute of World Economics and Politics of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences,Yearbook of World Economy, 2017

The 3rd prize of the 18th An Zijie International Trade Research Awards, UIBE, 2014

RMBS made the Top-50 list of MBA,
EMBA and EE programs——The Financial Times

Renmin University of China

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