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Yixiao Zhou

Associate Professor and Director of China Economy Program


BSci (PKU), BEcon (PKU), PhD Econ (ANU)

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Yixiao Zhou is Associate Professor of Economics at the Arndt-Corden Department of Economics at Crawford School of Public Policy and Director of China Economy Program at Crawford School of Public Policy.

Yixiao’s research work focuses on three areas: global macroeconomics, the role of technology and innovation in economic growth, and the Chinese economy.

Topics that she has research on include: forecasting international macroeconomic developments and policies in global trade, global competition and technology innovation, and global migration; forecasting economic growth in China and its relationships with the world; and understanding drivers of inclusive growth and development and identifying policies that enhance them.

Yixiao serves as President of the Chinese Economics Society of Australia (CESA) and Editor-in-Chief of Asian-Pacific Economic Literature.

Yixiao earned her PhD in Economics from ANU, and her Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Science from Peking University. She is passionate about teaching and mentoring students for advanced, cutting-edge and innovative research with policy impact.

COVID-19 expertise

Dr. Yixiao Zhou has expertise in explaining and forecasting global macroeconomic trends and policies as well as economic growth in China and its macroeconomic relationships with the world. In the context of COVID-19, Yixiao contributes insights on global, Chinese, and Australian macroeconomic trends and policies including fiscal and monetary responses to combat downturn; global trade and China’s role in the global value chain; global competition and collaboration in technologies; and structural reform in various economies to lift growth post COVID-19.

Research interests

International Economics

Economics of innovation and technological change

The Chinese Economy


Semester 1 2019-now: Convenor and Lecturer, Case Studies in Applied Econometrics (IDEC8023) Semester 2 2022-now: Convenor and Lecturer, Quantitative International Economics (IDEC8010)

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