Dr Kefei You

Dr Kefei You BSc, MSc, PhD

Dr Kefei You
BSc, MSc, PhD

Senior Lecturer

Department of Accounting and Finance

Faculty of Business

Dr Kefei You joined the University of Greenwich in 2016 as a Senior Lecturer in Finance. She is the research group leader for the Finance and Banking research team, Institute of Political Economy, Governance, Finance and Accountability (PEGFA). She is also the Programme Leader for BSc Investment Banking and Finance. She is a Senior Research Fellow at the Global Policy Institute.

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

Kefei is the Programme Leader for BSc Investment Banking and Finance.

Kefei teaches on the following modules:

  • Financial Markets and Products (MSc)
  • Investment Management (MSc)
  • Quantitative Finance Research Projects (BSc)
  • Investment Management (BSc)
  • Finance (BSc)

She is the research group leader for the Finance and Banking research team, Institute of Political Economy, Governance, Finance and Accountability (PEGFA).

Best Paper Award

  • "The technological spillover of Chinese FDI in Africa: A 27-country panel data study", submitted to World Development, The paper won Best Paper Award at the Academy of International Business Southeast Asian Regional (AIBSEAR) Conference 2017, "Sustaining Growth in Emerging Markets amid Aging Populations", Chiang Mai, Thailand, 7-9 December, 2017.

Membership of Professional Societies

  • China Economist Society
  • Scottish Economic Society
  • Senior Fellowship Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)

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
  • December 2017-present, Global Policy Institute, Senior 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".
  • University of South Bank, "International Banking and Finance Conference 2016". Invited conference programme committee member. London, June 2016.
  • People's Bank of China, Workshop "Shadow Banks in China". Keynote Speech on "Effectiveness of the banking lending channel in China – The role of shadow banks". Beijing, August 2016.

 Membership of Editorial Board

  • Journal of Corporate Governance and Sustainability Review
  • Guest Editor: China Economic Review
  • 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

  • Bank of China; Aug 2016; Amount of funding: 30,000 RMB (Title: Effectiveness of the banking lending channel in China – The role of shadow banks)

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