Minghai Zhou joined the School of Economics in 2013 after working as a post doctor at College of Administration, Zhejiang University. He got his Ph.D. degree in Economics at College of Economics, Zhejiang University in 2011. His major interests are labour economics, development economics and international economics, specific topics include income distribution, CEO labour markets, outward FDI and some topics of institutional economics based on China’s context. His works have been published in world leading journals such as The Economic Journal, The World Economy and China Economic Review and Chinese top ranking journals such as Management World, China Industrial Economics, Chinese Journal of Population Science and Studies in Labour Economics.
Research and Publication
Working Papers (* is noted for English papers):
*Jin, Z., and Zhou, M., 2017, Migration Temporariness and Migrants’ Consumption in China, Working Paper, School of Economics, University of Nottingham Ningbo China.
*Zhou, M., and Yang, L., 2017, Distributional Effects of Labor’s Share of Income: Regional and Urban-rural Differentials, Working Paper, School of Economics, University of Nottingham Ningbo China (Under Review).
*Zhao, L., and Zhou, M., 2016, Do Only Children Have Poor Vision: Evidence from China’s One Child Policy, Health Economics (R&R).
*Facchini, G., Liu, M.Y. Mayda, A.M., and Zhou, M., 2015, China’s “Great Migration”: The Impact of the Reduction in Trade Policy Uncertainty, IZA Discussion Paper, No. 11279 (Under Review).
*Le, J., Liu, Q., and Zhou, M., 2014, Can Direct Election Increase Union Members' Economic Wellbeing? Testing Effects and Explaining Mechanisms, Working Paper, Center for Labour Economics and Public Policy (LEPP), Zhejiang University, Industrial and Labour Relation Review (Under Review).
Research Papers (* is noted for English papers):
Zhou, M., and Xu, Y., 2017, High Education Expansion and Intergenerational Mobility in China, China Economics of Education Review, 2(6), 84-97.
Zhou M. and Jin Z., 2017, “How Does Migrants’ Willingness of Long-term Stay Affect Their Consuming Behavior”, Chinese Journal of Population Science, 5: 110-119.
Zhou M., 2015, “Decomposition of Income Inequality by Factor Components: A Survey”, Studies in Labour Economics, 3(2): 95-123, reprinted by Newspaper and Journal Articles Reprint Series of Renmin University of China, Theory and Practice in Socialist Economy, 2016, 1.
Zhou M., 2014, “Decomposition and Mechanism of Movement of China’s Labour’s Income Share,” Studies in Labour Economics, 2(3): 77-99.
*Bryson, A., Forth, J. and Zhou, M., 2014, “How Much Influence Does the Chinese State Have Over CEOs and Their Compensation?” Advances in the Economic Analysis of Participatory and Labour-Managed Firms, 15: 1-23.
*Bryson, A., Forth, J. and Zhou, M., 2014, “CEO Incentives in China: Why Does City Location Matter?” Advances in the Economic Analysis of Participatory and Labour-Managed Firms, 15: 24-49.
*Bryson, A., Forth, J. and Zhou, M., 2014, “Who Posts Performance Bonds and Why? Evidence from China's CEOs,” China Economic Review, 30: 520-529.
Zhou M., 2014, “Estimation and Analysis of Movements of Real Labour’s Income Share,” Chinese Journal of Population Science, 1:108-116.
*Bryson, A., Forth, J. and Zhou, M., 2014, “Same or Different? The CEO Labour Market in China's Public Listed Companies,” The Economic Journal, 124(574): F90-F108.
Wang Y., Yao X. and Zhou M., 2013, “Labour Outflow, Regional Difference and Food Production,” Management World, 11: 67-76. reprinted by Newspaper and Journal Articles Reprint Series of Renmin University of China, Research on Agriculture Economy, 2014, 2.
Books and Chapters (* is noted for English books and chapters):
Zhou M. and Luo C., “Labour’s Share of Income and Functional Income Distribution”, Chapter 14, edited by Quan H., Economics of Income Distribution, Shanghai People’s Publishing House, 2017.
*Zhou M., Labour’s Share of Income: Another Key to Understand China’s Income Inequality, Springer (eBook ISBN: 978-981-10-0173-4; ISBN: 978-981-10-0172-7), 2016.
*Yao X. and Zhou M., “China’s Economic and Trade Development: Imbalance to Equilibrium”, Chapter 2, edited by David Greenaway, Global Trade Policy, Blackwell Publishing (A John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Publication), 2013.
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