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Wenyu Zang

Wenyu Zang

Senior Lecturer

Nottingham Business School

Staff Group(s)
Department of Economics


Wenyu is a Senior Lecturer in Economics and the programme director of the Doctorates in Business Administration (DBA). As the DBA programme director, Wenyu reviews student application documents, conducts applicant interviews, allocates supervisors based on academic staff’s research interest, delivers workshops, chairs staff student course committees and progression boards. Her other duties include course induction, open days, student counselling and annual course evaluation etc.

Wenyu teaches Economics and Data Analysis for MangersIntermediate MicroeconomicsEconometricsMicroeconomics Theory and Applications at undergraduate level and supervises undergraduate research projects. In addition, she teaches quantitative research methods workshops to DBA students and supervises doctoral students. Wenyu has an interest in incorporating the use of statistical softwares such as Eviews and Minitab into the teaching of undergraduate/postgraduate courses.

Wenyu has been a member of School Academic Irregularities Panel (SAIP) and Requests for Reconsideration (R4R) panel at Nottingham Business School. She is the external examiner of undergraduate/postgraduate Economics modules/programmes at Teesside University. She was the course leader for BA Business Management and Economics course for four years before taking the DBA programme director role.

Wenyu’s research interests are in investigating the determinants of FDI, the relationship between FDI and growth, trade and growth, tourism and trade, exports and FDI, FDI and entrepreneurship. She has published a number of journal articles in Applied EconomicsInternational Journal of Entrepreneurship Behaviour and Research. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, Local Economy, Growth and Change.

Career overview

Wenyu is interested in supervising research in international trade and FDI.

Research areas

International and Development Economics

  • Trade and economic growth
  • FDI and economic growth
  • Determinants of FDI

Sponsors and collaborators

  • Dr Mark Baimbridge (Bradford University)