Dr Huan Yang

PhD in Economics

Lecturer in Economics

Oxford Brookes Business School


Dr Huan Yang is a lecturer in Economics. Huan has a PhD in Economics from Lancaster University and a MSc degree in international Trade and Finance from University of Glasgow. Her research focus on international trade, global value chain, foreign direct investment and cross-boarder merger and acquisition, investigating the effect of open economy on firm-level performance, labour market outcome and welfare. 

Teaching and supervision


Modules taught

  • Quantitative Methods for Finance
  • Cont Issues in Finance
  • Advanced Financial Management
  • International Finance
  • Mathematics for Economics & Finance


My research focus on understanding the impact of globalization from both theoretical and empirical perspectives. Specifically, I look at global value added chain, trade liberalization and cross-border merger and acquisition and the effect on welfare, employment, firm investment, productivity and other outcomes.

Research impact

My research contributes to the existing literature by providing new theoretical model and empirical evidence. The result from my research also provide insight for firms and organizations in facing globalization and for policy maker with regard to the trade policies. 


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Professional information

Memberships of professional bodies

  • Associate Fellow of Higher Education Academy


  • Scottish Economic Society 2021 Annual Conference, 26-28 April 2021
  • The Third International Workshop "Market Studies and Spatial Economics", Centre for Market Studies and Spatial Economics (HSE, Russia), 14-16 April 2021
  • Royal Economic Society 2021 Annual Conference, 12-14 April 2021
  • 90th Annual Meeting of the Southern Economic Association (US), 21-23 November 2020
  • NWSSDTP Annual Economics Conference, University of Manchester, 10-11 September 2020
  • ETSG 2019 Bern: 21st Annual Conference, Bern, Switzerland, 12-14 September 2019
  • The 33rd Annual Irish Economics Association Conference, Cork, Ireland, 09-10 May 2019

46 Academy of International Business UK & Ireland Chapter Conference, University of Sussex, Brighton, 25-27 April 2019

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