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CHEN, Aizhen


Ph.D. in Economics, Xiamen University




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Research Fields:Applied Microeconomics

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Xiamen University, Xiamen, Fujian Province

Ph.D., Economics, 2006

Fields: Industrial Economics

Dissertation Advisor: Chen Yongjun

Dissertation: Competition and Game between Multinational Corporations and Local Enterprises, the Development of China’s Industries


Fuzhou University, Fuzhou, Fujian Province

M.A., Enterprise Management, 2003


Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, Heilongjiang Province

B.E., City Gas Engineering, 1998


Professional Appointments

     School of Economics, Xiamen University, Xiamen

Professor of Economics, Department of International Economy and Trade, 2013.8- present


Associate Professor of Economics, Department of International Economy and Trade, 2008.6- 2013.7


School of Business, Economic and Social Development Research Center of Changjing Delta, Nanjing University, Nanjing

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Postdoctoral Fluxion Station of Theoretical Economics, 2006.8-2008.6


School of Management, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou

Assistant Professor, Department of Management, 2003.2-2003.7


Fuzhou gas company, Fuzhou

Assistant Engineer, Department of Technology, engaged in designing, drawing, construction, 1998.8-2000.8


 “GCV Embedding, Political Connection and Environmental Investment---- Evidence from Chinese Private Enterprises”(with Chen Dong), Journal of Shanxi University of Finance and Economics, 2018, 2: 69-83. 


“Research and Practice on the Industrial City Integrated into The Belt and Road Initiative”(with Zhong Luwen), Journal of Fujian Provincial Committee Party School of CPC, 2018, 3: 113-120.


“Choice of Technological Innovation Mode: Independent Learning or Cooperation”(with Li Shun and Liu Chengyi), Southeast Academic Research, 2018, 1: 129-140.


“New Progress in the Study of the Relationship between International Trade and Firm Productivity”(with Zou Wenying), Economic Perspectives, 2017, 8: 135-146.


“Promoting Structural Optimization Adjustment with the Perspective of Global Value Chain”, Anhui Daily, 2017.


“Guiding Mergers and Acquisitions to Promote the Conversion of Robot Value Chain”, China National Conditions and Strength, 2017, 9: 56-58.


“Technology Import and Independent Innovation: An Analysis Based on Global Value Chain”(with Li Shun), China National Conditions and Strength, 2017, 2: 57-59.


“The Transformation Way of Study and Imitation to the Independent Innovation”, Robot Industry, 2016, 1: 98.


“How to Study Innovation-driven Development of Chinese Economics”, Reform, 2016, 4: 141-148.


“Promoting Innovation Strategy by Mergers and Acquires: The Breakthrough of China’s Industrial Dilemma Based on Global Value Chains.”(with Liu Zhibiao), Academic Monthly, 2016, 12: 63-74.


“Limitations of the Dual Network of Labor –Division for Innovation in China’s  Machinery Industry”(with Liu Zhibiao and Zhang Shaojun), Journal of Xiamen University (Philosophy, Humanities and Social Sciences), 2016, 3: 10-20.


“Is Import Promotion Strategy Conductive to China’s Industrial Technological Progress?”(with Liu Zhibiao), Economic Perspectives, 2015, 9: 63-74.


“Planning the Cross Border Free Trade Area between Fujian and Taiwan”(with Chen Mingsen), China Economic Rport, 2015, 11: 100-102.


“Reconstructing the Value Chain to Promote the Innovation and Development of Equipment Manufacturing”, China National Conditions and Strength, 2015, 12: 17-18.


“Does the Trade of China’s Equipment Manufacturing Industry Promote its Technological Development: An Analysis Based on DEA Panel Data”(with Zhong Guoqiang), The Economist, 2014, 5: 43-53.


“Free Trade Zone: Second Season of China’s Opening Economy”(with Liu Zhibiao), Academic Monthly, 2014, 1: 20-28.


“Estimating the Income and Wealth Distribution Effects of Administrative Monopoly in China”(with Liu Zhibiao), The Journal of Quantitative & Technical Economics,2013, 10: 63-78.


“Whether Chinese Firms Prefer the Network of International Division of Labor: An Analysis Based on China’s Provincial Input-output Data”(with Zhang Shaojun and Chen Mingsen), Statistical Research,2013,7: 64-71.


“On the Path toward Technological Innovation of Machinery Industry in the Global Competition: An Analysis in the Perspective of Global System of Labor Division ”, Journal of Nanjing University(Philosophy,Humanities and Social Sciences), 2013, 3: 15-24.


“Binding Constraint of Downstream Controlled Technical Standards on Self-innovation of Machinery Industries: An Analysis Based on China’s Telecommunication Equipment Manufacturing Industry”, Economic Management, 2012, 4: 29-38.


“Has the Mechanism of ‘Import in order to Export’ Evolved in China’s Equipment Manufacturing Industry?”(with Zhong Guoqiang), Asia-pacific Economic Review, 2012, 5: 122-128.


Upgrading Constraints and Breakthrough of China's Equipment Manufacturing Industries under Global Competition,” Economic Science Press, Beijing, 2012.


“Upgrading Expectation, Decision-making Perferences and Industrial Vertical Upgrading: Empirical Analysis Based on Data of Listed Companies in China’s Manufacturing Industries”(with Chen Mingsen and Zhang Wengang), China Industiral Economics, 2012, 2:26-36.


Industrial Transfer, Industrial Upgrading and Regional Integration in Economic Zone on the Western Coast of the Taiwan Straits” (with Chen Mingsen), China Yanshi Press, Beijing, 2011.


Determinants of China's Equipment Manufacturing Industries’ Position in GVCs: Based Input-output Empirical Analysis of Divided Industries”(with Liu Zhibiao), International trade issues, 2011, 4:115-125.


Gradient Transmission of Industry Spread Effect of International Industry Transfer in China: The Input-output Empirical Analysis in View of Opening Degree” (with Chen Mingsen and Zhao Fuzhan), Economics and Management, 2011, 6:29-35.


“Balanced and Convergent Development of Chinese Local Dualistic Clusters: Study on Going Bankrupt and Suspending Business of Firms in Clusters Triggered by the Financial Crisis” (with Chen Mingsen), Asia-pacific Economic Review, 2011, 2:118-124.


“The Analysis of Policy Effects of Innovation in China's Equipment Manufacturing Industries,Economic Issues in China, 2010, 4: 50-54.


“Impulse Mechanism of Industry-science Links in the West and Its Enlightenment on China,” (with Liu Zhibiao), Contemporary Finance&Economics, 2010, 4:63-70.


Globalization, Export-oriented Economic Development in Eastern China: Theoretical Analysis and Strategic Adjustments,” (with Liu Zhibiao and Zhang Jie), China Financial and Economic Press, Beijing, 2009.


The Path and Mechanism of the Manufacturing Industry in Yangtze River Delta to Rise to High-end of Value Chain,” (with Liu Zhibiao and Jiang Jing), Economic Science Press, Beijing, 2009.


New Theory of Urbanization in China,” (with Chen Yongjun and Jing Puqiu), The Commercial Press, Beijing, 2009.


“Traditional Pattern of Joining Global Competition of China’s Machinery Industries and the Breakthrough Path,” (with Chen Mingsen), Asia-pacific Economic Review, 2009, 5: 80-96.


“The Path to Enhance the Competitiveness of China's Equipment Manufacturing Industries under the Background of Global Competition,” (with Chen Mingsen), Comprehensive competition, 2009, 1:64-68.


“A Double Departure from the Local Industrial Clusters to Upgrade and Its Influencing Factors” (with Chen Mingsen), Southeast Academic Research, 2009, 1:121-132.


“Market Restriction on Upgrading of Machinery Industries under Dynamic Technological Introduction in Downstream Industries: Empirical Analysis based on Textile and Sewing Machinery Industries in China” (with Liu Zhibiao and Wu Fuxiang), Management World, 2008, 2: 72-81.


“Restriction and Breakthrough of Innovation of China’s Machinery Industries: A Study Based on the Competition in GVCs,” Journal of Nanjing University(Philosophy,Humanities and Social Sciences), 2008, 1:36-45.


Restriction of FDI on Independent Innovation of Local Equipment Enterprises in China,” (with Liu Zhibiao), Finance and Trade Economics, 2008, 1: 121-126.


The Formation and Nature of Competition of Tthree-dimensional Market Structure in China,” Economic Issues in China, 2007, 6:43-47.


China’s Administrative Monopoly: the Game of the Interest Holders and the Trend of Generalization of the Carrier(with Liu Zhibiao), Economic Review, 2007, 6:49-54.


“Multinational Corporations Investing and Evolution of Market Structure in China” (with Chen Mingsen), Asia-pacific Economic Review, 2007, 5:56-59.


From the Transfer of Labor to the Transfer of Industries” (with Chen Yongjun), Economic Theory and Economic Management, 2007, 2:42-46.


“Market Theory,” (with Chen Yongjun), Renmin University of China Press, Beijing, 2006.


“Market Disorder and the Analysis of Governance Modes,” Southern Forum, 2006, 1: 40-46.


“Property Rights Reform and the Paradox of the Introduction of Competition, Contemporary Finance&Economics, 2005, 12: 14-18.


“Cluster Analysis on Competition in China’s Market Structure Evolvement,” Journal of Shanxi Finance and Economics University, 2005, 6: 27-32.


“Comparison and Interactional Analysis of Antitrust and Economic Regulation,” Industrial Economics Research, 2005, 6: 20-26.


“Analysis of Software Industry’s Antitrust Trouble under Chinese Current Market Structure,”(with Ye Shouqiang) , South China Economy, 2005, 9: 56-58.


“Urbanization and Industrial Transfer” (with Chen Yongjun), Contemporary Economic Research, 2004, 12: 52-57.


“The Empirical Analysis of Urbanization Evolution Dynamic of China’s Provinces,” Southeast Academic Research, 2004, 4: 45-55.


“The Behavior Game of Firms under Credit Risk,” Fuzhou University Journal, 2003, 1: 106-109.


 “M&As and Innovation: Based on the Theoretical and Empirical Analysis of Chinese Machinery Industry,” National Natural Science Fund, 2016.1-2019.12(Leader).


“Innovative Development Strategy of China’s Industry”, National Social Science Major Fund, 2016.1-2019.12(Leader).


The Mechanism of China's Equipment Manufacturing Industries’ Independent Innovation: Under the Constraint of Binary Network of Division of Labor,” National Natural Science Fund, 2012.1-2014.12(Leader).


Global Value Chain and International Development of Manufacturing Industries in Economic Zone on the Western Coast of the Taiwan Straits,” Social Science Fund of Fujiang Provice, 2011.8-2012.9(Leader).


“Strategic Change for Self-innovation of China’s Local Enterprises: Theoretical , Empirical and Policy Analysis Based on Position of International Division of Labor”, Education Development Fund of Department of International Economic and Trade of Xiamen University , 2012.1-2014.12 (Leader).


“Research on Polices for China's Equipment Manufacturing Industries’ Competitive Strategies and Upgrading: Under the Threat of Multinational Companies’ Entry,National Social Science Fund, 2007.6-2010.7



“Research on Problems of Industrial Upgrading of China's Equipment Manufacturing Industries: with the Entry of Multinational Companies,” National Postdoctoral Science Fund , 2007.6-2008.6(Leader).


“Research on the Path and Policies of Manufacturing Industries in Yangtze River Delta to Rise to High-end Chain,” major project of humanities and social sciences key research base of Ministry of Education, 2005.9-2009.12 (Participator, with Liu Zhibiao).


“Research on the Theory and Policies of Export-oriented Economic Development in Eastern Areas,” major project of National Social Science Fund, 2006.9-2009.12 (Participator, with Liu Zhibiao).


“Re Research on Mechnism of Structural Spread Effect and Regional Interaction of Industrial Trasfer in China”, National Social Science Fund, 2007.6-2011.12.

(Participator, with Chen Mingsen).


Research on the Road of Urbanization with Chinese Characteristics,” major project of National Social Science Fund, 2003.8-2007.8 (Participator, with Chen Yongjun).


“Industrial Clustering and Its Upgrading in Economic Zone on the Western Coast of the Taiwan Straits,” major project of Social Science Fund of Fujiang Provice,  2007.8-2011.6 (Participator, with Chen Mingsen).


“Study on the Spatial Layout of Key Industries in Fujian Province,” project of Economic and Trade Commission of Fujiang Provice,2010.6-2011.6 , with

(Participator, Chen Mingsen).