My Research Interests

My research builds a methodological bridge connecting real data and economic and financial theories which enhances people's understanding real world. Also, I develop new econometric techniques to analyze unknown relationships. The methods I has invented are used to understand how variables influence housing prices, stock returns, foreign direct investment, exchange rates, biochemical oxygen demand, advertising, and climate change, among others.

In particular, my current research interests include both theoretical and applied econometrics, panel data analysis, financial econometrics, risk management, economic analysis and prediction, economic and social program evaluation, non-stationary and nonlinear time series modeling, nonparametric econometrics, and data science and related fields, among others.

Education

Ph.D. in Statistics, 1995

University of California, Davis, USA

M.S. in Statistics, 1988

Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

B.S. in Mathematics, 1982

China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China

Academic Positions

Charles Oswald Distinguished Professor of Econometrics & Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, University of Kansas

July, 2021 --

Charles Oswald Professor of Econometrics & Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, University of Kansas

July, 2013 -- June, 2021

Professor, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

July, 2005 -- June, 2013

Adjunct Professor, Department of Economics, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

July, 2005 -- June, 2013

Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

July, 2002 -- June, 2005

Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

July, 1998 -- June, 2002

Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Missouri State University

July, 1995 -- June, 1998