Swansea Bay Campus
Dr Bo Yang

Dr Bo Yang

Senior Lecturer, Economics

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+44 (0) 1792 295601

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Available For Postgraduate Supervision

About

Bo Yang is a Senior Lecturer in Economics in the School of Management. Formerly he was a Lecturer at Xi'an Jiaotong – Liverpool University (XJTLU), China and a part-time Lecturer at the University of Surrey from 2012-15. Bo graduated from the University of Hull in 2003 and completed his MSc degree in Financial Economics with a Distinction at Queen Mary, University of London. In 2005, he moved to the University of Surrey to undertake a PhD with a full research scholarship.

His PhD was on the topic of dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) modelling. Following the completion of his PhD degree in 2009, Bo was appointed as a Research Officer to support the research activities of the EU-funded project (FP7-MONFISPOL) "The Modelling and Implementation of Optimal Fiscal and Monetary Policy Algorithms in Multi-Country Econometric Models" (2008-2009). Before joining XJTLU in 2012 Bo was a postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Economics at London Metropolitan University and an Associate Lecturer at the University of Surrey (2009-2011).

His research fields include macro-econometrics, monetary economics, business cycle and DSGE modelling with emerging economies, focusing on the applications and quantitative analysis of DSGE models.

The results of his research have been published in journals and book chapters, including Economic Journal, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Economics Letters and Review of International Economics, the Oxford Handbook of the Indian Economy and Handbook of Research Methods and Applications.

Students interested in studying for a PhD in the area of empirical macroeconomics are encouraged to apply. Bo's supervisory topics include: empirical macroeconomics; real business cycle analysis; monetary policy and time series econometrics.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Applied Macroeconomics
  • Monetary Economics
  • General Equilibrium (DSGE) Modelling
  • Business Cycle Theory

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Bo’s teaching is mainly in Macroeconomics, Economic Policy, Econometrics, Time Series Analysis and International Finance. He has taught a range of modules at all levels, including a first year module to a large group of heterogeneous students (Principles of Macroeconomics) and MSc modules in Advanced Macroeconomic Theory. Since 2008-09, Bo has taught in Economics Departments, Business Schools and Research Centres at the Universities of Surrey, Glasgow, Porto, Minho and Swansea, in China, India and France. His extensive experience in the delivery of professional education in Summer School/PhD Courses on the methodologies of dynamic macroeconometrics since 2010 provides high quality training to researchers and PhD students at central banks and universities around the world.

Research

Bo’s research interests are on monetary economics and business cycles. He has a broad expertise in general equilibrium modelling (DSGE modelling) with monetary policy applications. His current research draws from the fields of applied macroeconomics and finance with a particular emphasis on behavioural macro-modelling and emerging open-economy modelling. More recently, he has been studying the link between business cycles, financial frictions and asset pricing.