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Six past students who recently completed PhDs in Economics at the UWA Business School have obtained prestigious professional positions in Australia, China and Indonesia.
Mei-Hsiu Chen, James Cheong and Grace Gao have secured academic positions at the UWA Business School, while Dahai Fu is now an Assistant Professor at the Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing, and Syaifullah Syaifullah and Heru Wibowo have been employed by Indonesia's Ministry of Finance.
In addition, the six past PhD students have collectively published nine papers in academic journals and edited books.
Topics examined by the students included world metals prices, regional inequality in China, world food demand, prediction of Indonesian currency crises, inequality and fiscal decentralisation in Indonesia, and Chinese exporting firms.
Winthrop Professor Ken Clements, Head of Economics, said the students' successes were a testament to the quality of the School's PhD students and staff.
‘For a group the size of UWA's Economics discipline, this [the academic and professional success of PhD students and graduates] is an outstanding achievement that reflects well on the students, supervisors and the Business School,' he said.
‘The Economics discipline in the UWA Business School has long had a strong group of PhD students working in a range of areas including commodity markets, consumer behaviour, international trade and finance, history of thought, public finance, productivity, China and Indonesia.
‘The group is vibrant and cosmopolitan, with students coming from Australia, Asia and Africa. The market for economists is strong and the UWA Economics discipline is seeking to attract more good students wishing to undertake PhDs.'
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