OTHER SCHOLARLY OR PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY
1. Invited Presentations at International Research Centers and Government of Canada
30-31 October 2012, “The Nexus of Persistent Trade Surplus and High GDP Growth: Theory and Evidence”, Leverhulme Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy (GEP), China Branch.
9 July 2009, “Economies of Scope and Patterns of Outsourcing,“ Leverhulme Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy (GEP), China Branch.
13 March 2009, “The Political Economy of Industrial Policy, ” Workshop on Industrial Policy and International Trade, Industry Canada, Ottawa.
12 September 2006, “An Endogenous Yardstick Political Competition Approach,” Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Osaka, Japan.
23 November 2005, Roundtable on Trade and Development with Minister of International Trade (the Honorable James S. Peterson) and Minister of International Cooperation (the Honorable M. Aileen Carroll), Ottawa, Canada
12-13 March 2005, “Why Take on the Tobacco Industry: the Political Economy of Government Anti-smoking Campaign,” California Workshop on Trade and the Environment, University of California, Santa Barbara, California. U.S.A.
29 November 2004, Academic Roundtable Discussion on the Development of an Emerging Market Strategy with the Minister of International Trade (the Honorable James S. Peterson), Ottawa, Canada
11-12 December 2004, “Economies of Scope and Patterns of Global Outsourcing,” Conference on New Dimension in International Trade, Research Institute of Economics and Business (RIEB), Kobe University, Japan
10-11 May 2002, “Trade Liberalisation and Strategic Outsourcing, ” NBER Universities’ Research on “Firm Response to Trade Policies”, Cambridge, Mass. U.S.A.
24-25 March 2000, “Immigration and Trade Creation: What Can the Evidence from U.K. Tell Us?” Murphy Institute Conference on the Political Economy of Migration, Tulane University, New Orleans, USA.
2. Invited seminar presentations at other universities
In North America: Queen's University, McGill University, Simon Fraser University, Wilfred Laurier University, University of Calgary, University of Guelph, Syracuse University, University of Missouri;
In Europe: University of Nottingham, Copenhagen Business School, University Birmingham, University of Warwick;
In Japan: Hitotsubashi University, Hokkaido University, Kobe University (RIEB), Keio University, Kyoto University, Nagoya University, Osaka University, Waseda University, Okayama University;
In other Asian Countries/Regions: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, Shanghai Institute of
Foreign Trade, Taiwan National University, National Tsinhua University (Taiwan), Seoul National University (Korea), Academia Sinica (Taiwan).
3. Research Grants
2008 – 2011, SSHRC Strategic Research Grant, “Global Trade and Industry Dynamics,” Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
2007 – 2010, SSHRC Standard Research Grant, “Investigating the Patterns and Business Strategies of Foreign Expansion of Canadian Exporters,” Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada,
2004 – 2007, SSHRC Standard Research Grant, "Production Specialization, Outsourcing, and International Trade", Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada,
2002, New Faculty Research Fund, Carleton University
2000, Quick Response Fund, “Intra-industry Trade and the Volume of International Trade”, University of Nottingham,
2000, New Lecturer Research Fund, University of Nottingham,
4. Other Professional Activities
a) External referee for Scholarly Journals
American Economic Review (AER)
Asian Pacific Journal of Accounting and Economics
B.E. Journals in Economic Analysis & Policy
Canadian Journal of Economics (CJE)
Economic Journal (EJ)
Environment and Resource Economics
European Economic Review (EER)
Frontier of Economics in China
International Economic Review (IER)
Journal of Economic Geography
Journal of Economics and Management Strategy (JEMS)
Journal of European Economic Association (JEEA)
Journal of Economic Integration
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management (JEEM)
Journal of International Economics (JIE)
Journal of International Trade and Economic Development
Journal of Political Economy (JPE)
Pacific Economic Review
Review of Economic Studies (REStu)
Review of Development Economics
Review of International Economics
Review of World Economics (Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv)
Southern Economic Journal
The World Economy
b) External examiner for other universities
PhD external examiner, Department of Economics, University of Toronto
Tenure and Promotion external appraiser, Department of Economics, Old Dominion University
External appraiser for Chair Professor Appointment, School of Economics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
c) Referee for other agencies
Appraiser for SSHRC grant application, Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada
Referee for Industry Canada Publication
Referee for International Trade Canada Publication
5. Scholarly Work in Progress
a) Papers under revise-and-resubmission at refereed journals
“Multi-product firms and the Patterns of Global Outsourcing,” (with H. He), under revise-and-resubmission to Canadian Journal Economics.
b) Papers currently under review at refereed journals
“Resource differences between Born Global Born Regional firms: Evidence from Canadian Small and Medium-Sized Manufacturers 1997-2004”, (with S. Sui and M. Baum), submitted to International Business Review.