Welcome to my personal webpage! I am an associate professor in the Division of Economics at Nanyang Technological University. My research has concentrated on how regions and countries can accelerate growth. It includes topics on innovative production, productivity trends, international diffusion of knowledge, human capital, quality of education, institutions, income inequality, financial development and liberalization, savings and investment, environmental pollution, and macroeconomic stability.
In particular, my research has focused on answering whether financial liberalization has an enhancing or retarding effect, which endogenous frameworks can best explain growth experiences of developing economies, and whether credit constraints, educational achievement and international knowledge spillovers play a role in ensuring sustained growth. My most recent research investigates how early historical development can have a persistent impact on shaping current economic performance for nations.
These research findings have been published in Canadian Journal of Economics, Economic Inquiry, European Economic Review, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Economic Growth, Journal of International Money & Finance, Journal of Population Economics, Macroeconomic Dynamics, Review of Economics & Statistics, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, and World Development, among others.