Dr Jinghai Zheng - Chinese Economic Association (UK)

Dr Jinghai Zheng

President of the Chinese Economic Association (UK) 2009-2010 and 2014-2015

Dr Jinghai Zheng is a senior lecturer at Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University. He received his doctoral degree in economics in 1997 and permanent associate professorship in economics in 2008 both from Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg. His main field of research is economic growth and applied productivity analysis on China.

Since 2000, Dr Zheng has taken up various visiting positions at different universities, including Cambridge University, London School of Economics, Peking University and Tsinghua University. He currently holds a position as Guest Research Fellow at the Center for China Studies, Tsinghua University. He is also a visiting professor at the School of Economics, Zhejiang University in China, where he teaches a Ph.D course in productivity, economic growth and innovation.

Dr Zheng was the guest-editor of the special issue on Chinese productivity for the Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies (JCEBS) for 2008 and 2009, and the organizer of the international workshop on Chinese productivity for 2007 and 2008. Dr Zheng was also the organizer of the Inaugural CEA (Europe) and 20th CEA (UK) Annual Conference, 23-24 July, Dublin.

Dr Zheng has published extensively in internationally recognized journals such as World Development, Journal of Comparative Economics, Economics of Planning, and Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies. His major contributions to the economic literature include applications of the productivity analysis framework to Chinese enterprise data and discussions on issues concerning the sustainability of China's economic growth. He is currently focusing on the study of the knowledge production function and possible applications of the methodology to Nordic and Chinese data.


Zheng, Jinghai, Angang Hu, and Arne Bigsten, (2009). Measuring Potential Output in a Rapidly Developing Economy: The Case of China in Comparison with the US and EU. Forthcoming, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, July/August 2009.

Zheng, Jinghai, Arne Bigsten, and Angang Hu, (2009). Can China’s Growth be Sustained: a productivity perspective? World Development, Vol. 37, No. 4, April 2009.

Zheng, Jinghai, (2008). On Chinese Productivity Studies. Special Issue on Chinese Productivity, Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies, Vol. 6, No. 2, 109-119, May 2008.

Zheng, Jinghai and Angang Hu, (2006). An Empirical Analysis of Provincial Productivity in China, 1979-2001. Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies, 4(3), 221-239.

Zheng, Jinghai, Xiaoxuan Liu, and Arne Bigsten, (2003). Efficiency, Technical Progress and Best Practice in Chinese State Enterprises (1980-1994), Journal of Comparative Economics, 31(4), 134-152.

Zheng, Jinghai, Xiaoxuan Liu and Arne Bigsten, (1998). Ownership Structure and Determinants of Technical Efficiency: an Application of Data Envelopment Analysis to Chinese Enterprises (1986-1990). Journal of Comparative Economics, 26(3), 465-484.