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Dr Shuonan Zhang


I am a research fellow in Macroeconomics at the University of Portsmouth. My research areas include business cycles, economic growth, financial development and the Chinese economy.


I received a PhD/MRes degree in Economics from the University of Manchester in 2019, a MSc in Economics (with distinction) from the University of Manchester in 2015, and a MSc in Banking and Finance (with distinction) from Loughborough University in 2013.

Research Interests

I am studying economic growth and business cycles from the perspectives of financial development and technology innovation, using applied theoretical approaches such as Bayesian DSGE model.


My current research interests include:

• Macroeconomic consequences of shadow banking development 

• Central bank digital currency

• Technology innovation and total factor productivity 

• Chinese macroeconomy