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Dr Kefei You

Kefei You BSc, MSc, PhD, FHEA

Dr Kefei You

Kefei You
BSc, MSc, PhD, FHEA

Senior Lecturer in Finance

Department of Accounting & Finance

Business School

Dr Kefei joined the University of Greenwich in 2016 as a Senior Lecturer in Finance. Kefei graduated from East China University of Political Science and Law, Shanghai. She studied MSc Banking and Finance at Loughborough University, Leicestershire and completed her PhD in London.

Prior to joining the University of Greenwich, she was a Reader in Finance and the Director of the Centre for International Capital Markets at London Metropolitan University. She also spent a short spell as a consultant at Yingshitong Security in Shanghai. She worked as a visiting research fellow at the Bank of Finland and the People's Bank of China.

Kefei teaches on the following courses:

  • Financial Markets and Products (MSc)
  • Investment Management (MSc
  • Quantitative Finance Research Projects (BSc)
  • Investment Management (BSc)
  • Finance (BSc)
Refereeing Activity
  • Emerging Markets Finance and Trade 
  • China Economic Review (also acted as a Guest Editor)
  • Eastern European Economics
  • Economic Modelling
  • Journal of Developing Areas
  • International Journal of Banking, Accounting and Finance
  • Bulletin of Economic Research
  • Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money
  • Journal of Banking and Finance
Research Fellowship
  • 2013, Bank of Finland, Visiting Research Fellow
  • 2016, People's Bank of China, Visiting Research Fellow
Conference Organising
  • Conference Chair and Co-Chair of the Scientific Committee for "China after 35 Years of Economic Transition", a conference co-organised by Centre for International Capital Markets (London Metropolitan University), Centre for Empirical Finance (University of Brunel), and Institute for Economies in Transition (Bank of Finland), in May 8-9 2014. 
  • Guest Editor for a special issue for China Economic Review
Consultancy
  • 2012: Innisfree (a leading infrastructure investment group in the UK), providing an outlook on the Chinese economy as a whole and infrastructure development in China in particular.
Invited Keynote Speech
  • 2015: University of Lincoln, Conference "Economic Growth and Socio Economic Issues in China and India"; Keynote Speech on "China's Economic Growth: Challenges and Prospects".
Membership of Professional Societies
  • China Economist Society
  • Scottish Economic Society
  • Higher Education Academy (HEA) Fellowship
  • Finance: financial markets, financial integration, exchange rates, international capital flows
  • Banking: risks of shadow banking, banking regulation, bank lending channel
  • Technology and productivity growth
  • China and emerging markets

Funded research projects

  • Funding on research at London Metropolitan Business School; Application accepted in May 2010; Amount of funding: 1000 GBP (Title: Why China invests in Africa? Determinates and Structural Breaks)
  • Bank of Finland Institute for Economies in Transition; application accepted in October 2012; Amount of funding: 4500 Euros (Title: Determinants of China's outward capital flow: a provincial level analysis)
Papers entered REF 2014
  • You, K. and N. Sarantis, 2011, "Structural Breaks and the Equilibrium Chinese Yuan/US Dollar Real Exchange Rate: A FEER Approach", Review of International Economics, 19(5), 791-808. 
  • You, K. and N. Sarantis, 2012, "A Twelve-area Model for the Equilibrium Chinese Yuan/US Dollar Nominal Exchange Rate", Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, 22(1), 151-170.
  • You, K. and N. Sarantis, 2012, "Structural Breaks and the Equilibrium Real Effective Exchange Rate of China, A NATREX Approach", China Economic Review, 23, 1146-1163.
  • You, K. and N. Sarantis, 2013, "Structural Breaks, Rural Transformation and Total Factor Productivity Growth in China", Journal of Productivity Analysis, 39(3), 231-242

More recent papers

  • You, K. and H. Solomon, 2015, "China's Outward Foreign Direct Investment and Domestic Investment: An Industrial Level Analysis", China Economic Review, 34, 249-260.
  • Pontines, V. and K. You, 2015, "Asian Currency Unit (ACU), Deviation Indicators and Exchange Rate Coordination in East Asia: A Panel-Based Convergence Approach", Japan and the World Economy, 36, 42-55. (also as an Asian Development Bank Working Paper No. 550)
  • Rughoo, A. and K. You, 2015, "Asian Financial Integration: Global or Regional? Evidence from Money and Bond Markets", International Review of Financial Analysis, 03/2015, doi:10.1016/j.irfa.2015.03.007
  • Caporale, G. M. and K. You, 2015, "China After 35 Years of Economic Transition", China Economic Review, 34, 180-181.
  • You, K. 2016, "What Drives Outward FDI of China? A Regional Analysis", Journal of Developing Areas, forthcoming (Also as a Bank of Finland Discussion Paper No 16.2015)
Working Paper
  • 2008a, "An Extended NATREX Model for China", Discussion Paper No 2008-2, Centre for International Capital Markets, London Metropolitan University. 
  • 2008b, "Rural Transformation and Productivity in China", Discussion Paper No 2008-6, Centre for International Capital Markets, London Metropolitan University.
  • 2008c, "The Equilibrium Real Effective Exchange Rate of China: A NATREX Approach", Discussion Paper No 2008-15, Centre for International Capital Markets, London Metropolitan University. 
  • 2009a, "A FEER Model for the Equilibrium Chinese Yuan/US Dollar Real Exchange Rate", Discussion Paper No 2009-1, Centre for International Capital Markets, London Metropolitan University. 
  • 2009b, "An Extended FABEER Model for the Equilibrium Chinese Yuan/US Dollar Nominal Exchange Rate", Discussion Paper No 2009-2, Centre for International Capital Markets, London Metropolitan University.
  • 2010, "Labour Reallocation and Total Factor Productivity Growth in China", Discussion Paper No 2010-4, Centre for International Capital Markets, London Metropolitan University.
  • 2011, "Structural Breaks and the Equilibrium Chinese Yuan/US Dollar Real Exchange Rate: A FEER Approach", Discussion Paper No 2011-20, Centre for International Capital Markets, London Metropolitan University.
  • 2012, "Structural Breaks, Rural Transformation and Total Factor Productivity Growth in China", Discussion Paper No 2012-35, Centre for International Capital Markets, London Metropolitan University.
  • 2014, "China's Outward Foreign Direct Investment and Domestic Investment: An Industrial Level Analysis", Discussion Paper No 2014-11, Centre for International Capital Markets, London Metropolitan University.
  • 2015, "What Drives Outward FDI of China? A Regional Analysis", Institute for Economies in Transition working paper No 16/2015, Bank of Finland.
  • 2015, "The Asian Currency Unit, Deviation Indicators, and Exchange Rate Coordination in East Asia: A Panel-Based Convergence Approach", Asian Development Bank Institute working paper No 550, Asian Development Bank.

Browse our publications database

  • Chinese Economist Society 2009 Conference: Economics Integration in the Greater China Region, Macao, China (SAR), March, 2009. Paper presented: "Rural Transformation and Productivity in China"
  • Scottish Economics Society 2009 Annual Conference, Perth, April, 2009. Paper presented: "The Equilibrium Real Effective Exchange Rate of China: A NATREX Approach"
  • Money Macro and Finance (MMF) Research Group 41st Annual Conference, Bradford, September, 2009. Paper presented: "An Extended FABEER Model for the Equilibrium Chinese Yuan/US Dollar Nominal Exchange Rate"
  • United Nations ESCAP and GTAP 13th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis, Penang, June, 2010. Paper presented: "Rural Transformation, Structural Breaks and Total Factor Productivity Growth in China"
  • Cass Business School 3rd Emerging Market Group Conference: Emerging Market Finance, City University London, May, 2011. Paper presented: "Structural Breaks and the Equilibrium Chinese Yuan/US Dollar Real Exchange Rate: A FEER Approach"
  • Central Bank-Academia Network on the Chinese economy (Chinese Economic Association (Europe) and Bank of Finland Institute for Economies in Transition (BOFIT)) 2012 Conference on China's Financial Markets and Internationalization of Renminbi, Helsinki, September, 2012. Paper presented: "Structural Breaks and the Equilibrium Real Effective Exchange Rate of China: A NATREX Approach"
  • Centre for International Capital Markets (London Metropolitan University) Conference "China after 35 Years of Economic Transition", London, May, 2014. Paper presented: "China's Outward Foreign Direct Investment and Domestic Investment: An Industrial Level Analysis"  
  • INFINITI Conference on International Finance: Global Finance – Integration or Mere Convergence? Italy, June 2014. Paper presented: "Asian Financial Integration: Global or Regional? Evidence from Money and Bond Markets".

Browse our publications database