Full-time Professor

Ding Lu

Publish Time:2018-08-29

Ding Lu


Research Area

Regional Economic Development,

International Financial Trade and 

Industrial Policies.

Contact Information



Ding Lu graduated from Fudan University (China) in 1983 with a bachelor degree and a master’s degree in 1986. He received a PhD degree in economics from Northwestern University (USA) in 1991. Before joining ShanghaiTech University, he had been a tenured professor at the University of the Fraser Valley, Canada, since 2008 and a tenured professor at Sophia University in Tokyo in 2005-2008. His academic career also consists of affiliations with National University of Singapore (1992-2005) and University of Nebraska at Omaha (1991-92). He served as President of the Chinese Economists Society (North America) in 2011-2012. Over years, he has been a special-term guest professor at Fudan University, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, and XiAn International University as well as a senior research fellow at East Asian Institute of Singapore.

Research Interests

Regional Economic Development, International Financial Trade and Industrial Policies.

Selected Publications

Ding Lu and C.K. Wong, China’s Telecommunications Market: Entering a New Competitive Age, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2004, xvi + 177 pp.

Ding Lu, Shandre M. Thangavelu and Qing Hu, “Biased Lending and Non-performing Loans in China’s Banking Sector”, Journal of Development Studies (Routledge, UK), 41(6): 1071-1091, 2005.

Ding Lu, “China’s Regional Income Disparity: an Alternative Way to Think of the Sources and Causes,” Economics of Transition (Blackwell), 16 (1): 31-85, 2008.  

Ding Lu, “The Economic Consequence of Labor Mobility in China's Regional Development,” Asian Economic Papers (MIT Press), 8 (2): 85-114, 2009.

Ding Lu, “Transition of China’s Growth Pattern”, Frontiers of Economics in China, 6(4): 535-555, 2011. 

Ding Lu ed. and authored The Great Urbanization of China, World Scientific, Singapore, 2012, xi + 353 pp. 

Ding Lu, “How Green is China’s Path of Catching Up? An International Comparative Evaluation”, Frontier Economics in China, 9(3): 484-498, 2014.

Ding Lu, “China’s Growth Slowdown and Prospects for Becoming a High-income Developed Economy”, Asian Economic Papers (MIT Press), 16(1): 89-113, 2017.