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GU, Qingyang 顾清扬

Gu Qingyang 顾清扬

Ph.D. (Economics) Nanyang Technological University

Gu Qingyang 顾清扬
Contact Details

DID: +65 6516 5249
Fax: +65 6469 0692

Office Location

469C Bukit Timah Road
Wing B, Level 3, Oei Tiong Ham Building
Singapore 259772


Dr Gu Qingyang is Associate Professor of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP) of National University of Singapore (NUS). He obtained his PhD in Economics from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Master of Higher Education from the Peking University. Before joining LKYSPP, he had taught economics and policy analysis at NTU from 2000 to 2009 and conducted research in Chinese economy and policy from 1997 to 2000 in the East Asian Institute of NUS.

Dr Gu’s research interests lie in three broad areas: Chinese economy, Singapore public policy and urban development. His current research focuses on the reform of SOEs in China and infrastructure development. He has done significant research work in his research areas and his publications appear in the Economic Modelling, Journal of International Money and Finance, Applied Financial Economics, Singapore Economic Review, China: An International Journal, Thunderbird International Business Review, China Economic Quarterly.

Dr Gu has taught a wide range of courses spanning across economics, policy analysis and urban development to undergraduates and postgraduates at four universities since 1982. Dr Gu is very active in providing professional trainings and consulting services for various government agencies and companies in Greater China and Singapore. He is currently serviced as Director of Chinese Executive Education and Deputy Director of Masters in Public Administration and Management Programme. Dr Gu is the editor of the Journal of Infrastructure, Policy and Development.


顾清扬博士自1982 年起先后在中国华中科技大学、新加坡南洋理工大学、新加坡国立大学从事全职教学和研究工作。在加入新加坡国立大学李光耀公共政策学院之前,他在新加坡南洋理工大学经济系任教并担任公共管理硕士学位项目副主任,管理经济学硕士学位项目主任。



Research Areas

  • China Economy
  • Infrastructure Development
  • Singapore Public Policy
  • Urban Policy and Planning


Selected Journal Publications

  •  ‘Effects of Exchange Rate Variations on Bilateral Trade with a Vehicle Currency: Evidence from China and Singapore’, with Guangpu Yang, Journal of International Money and Finance, November 2016, Vol. 68:50-73.
  •  ‘Local Government Entrepreneurship and Global Competitiveness: A Case Study of Yiwu Market in China’, with Wu Xun, M. Ramesh and Michael Howlett, China: An International Journal, Volume 14 Number 3, August 2016.
  •  ‘Volatility of Triangular-arbitrage-free Exchange Rates and Bilateral Trade: A New Approach’, with Guangpu Yang, Journal of Business and Economics, Vol. 7, 2016 (2).
  •  ‘Ambiguity Aversion and Rational Herd Behavior’, with Zhiyong Dong and Xu Han, Applied Financial Economics, Vol. 20, 2010.
  •  ‘Recursive Preference, Mood Fluctuation and Welfare Cost of Reducing Economic Growth’, with Zhiyong Dong and Xiaoming Zhu , Singapore Economic Review, June, 2009.
  •  ‘Navigating China’s Labyrinth: Singapore Government-Linked Companies and Lessons Learned from their Experiences’, with Sarah Chan, Thunderbird International Business Review, Vol. 51 (3), 2009.
  •  ‘An Experimental Study on Fairness Perceptions — Evidence from Singapore and Two Cities in China’, with Zhiyong Dong, The Business Review, Cambridge. Vol.7 (1), 2007, 82-89.
  •  ‘A Multiregional Model of China and Its Application’,  with Chen Kang, Economic Modelling, 22, 2005, 1020– 1063.
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