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Yanling Wang

Associate Dean, Equity Diversity and Inclusion

Phone:613-520-2600 x 2626
Office:Loeb Building, Faculty of Public Affairs (D391)
Website:FPA Bio

Professor of International Affairs
Empirical Research on Foreign Direct Investment and International Trade”

Professor Wang joined the NPSIA faculty in July 2003 as Assistant Professor of International Affairs. Prior to joining the full-time faculty, she worked at the World Bank as a consultant from 2001 to 2003, and as a researcher in the State Economic & Trade Commission, P.R. China from 1995 to 1997.

Professor Wang’s research has been on the empirical issues related to international trade and foreign direct investment at both the macro and micro levels. Professor Wang has studied the effects of imports on productivity in developing countries, and the effects of foreign direct investment on local firms’ productivity and survival using firm-level data for both Canada and China. Since 2013, Professor Wang has been studying foreign investors’ ownership structure changes in China, their R&D spending, and Chinese firms’ export expansions. Professor Wang has published numerous articles in many academic journals including the Canadian Journal of EconomicsEconomic Inquiry, Review of International Economics, China Economic Review, Journal of Development StudiesContemporary Economic Policy, and International Journal of the Economics of Business, among others.

In addition to her academic research, Professor Wang served as the President for Canadian Women Economists Network (CWEN) (2008—2009), the President for the Chinese Economists Society (CES) (2010—2011), the Chair of Regent for the Chinese Economists Society (2012), and a committee member for Canadian Women Economists Committee (CWEC) (2018-2021).



Empirical issues on foreign direct investment and international trade; firm-level analyses on FDI and export expansion