Dr Fangya Xu

Dr Fangya Xu

Lecturer in Economics

Plymouth Graduate School of Management & Plymouth Business School (Faculty of Business)


Lecturer in Economics

Programme leader in MSc Finance suite programmes
Vice chair to Faculty Research Integrity and Ethics Committee


Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education, University of Plymouth

PhD in Economics, University of Nottingham
MSc in Economics and Econometrics, University of Nottingham
BSc in Economics, Nanjing, China

Professional membership

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Royal Economic Society

Teaching interests

Teaching expertise and module lead:
International Economics
Financial Economics

Other modules taught:
Introduction to Economics
Mathematical Economics
Interpreting Economic Data
Quantitative Economics

Research interests

International Economics

Environmental Economics
Applied Game Theory

Other research

Fertility Transition

Grants & contracts

2015-2017 Faculty of Business Research Facilitation Grant, £2,000
2013-2014 HEA funding-Communicating Quantitative Methods, £5,000

Other academic activities

Organiser for iSPER-MIC research seminars

Referee for Economic Issues

Additional information

Felgenhauer, M. and Xu, F. (2019) “State of the Debate Contingent Arguments”, Economic Letters, Vol. 179 (June), pp. 46-48.

Naguib, R. I. and Xu, F. (2016) “Economic Growth, Foreign Direct Investment, and Privatisation in Egypt and China: Preliminary Results”, Global Business & Economics Anthology, Vol.2 (Dec.), pp. 138-159.

Milner, C. and Xu, F. (2009) “On the Pollution Content of China’s Trade: Clearing the Air?” GEP research paper series, 2009/19.