Feicheng Wang


Feicheng Wang joined the University of Göttingen as a postdoctoral research fellow in August 2017. He studied for a PhD from the University of Nottingham (UK and China campuses) and received his doctoral degree in Economics in 2017. Before that, he attended a postgraduate programme at Xiamen University and did his undergraduate study at Beijing Institute of Technology, both in Economics. Prior to joining the University of Göttingen, Feicheng worked as a visiting teaching fellow at Nottingham University Business School China (2016-2017).

His main research interest is the labour market effects of globalisation with an emphasis on China. His current research is to examine the effects of FDI and trade openness on wage inequality across and within industries and on employment using household survey data and firm-level data. He is also interested in labour market institutions and the potential impacts on labour movement.


Research Interests

International Trade; Labour Economics; Applied Microeconometrics; Chinese Economy

Research Papers

  • Feicheng Wang, Chris Milner and Juliane Scheffel (2018): “Globalization and Inter-industry Wage Differentials in China”, Review of International Economics, DOI: 10.1111/roie.12337
  • “Labour Market Reform, Firm-level Employment Adjustment and Trade Liberalisation” (with Chris Milner & Juliane Scheffel)
  • “Export Destinations and Skill Premium: Evidence from Chinese Manufacturing Industries” (with Chris Milner & Juliane Scheffel)

Conference Presentations

  • 2nd International Conference on Globalization and Development, Göttingen, Germany, May 2018
  • 2018 CES North America Annual Conference, Athens, Georgia,USA, April 2018
  • Göttinger Workshop "Internationale Wirtschaftsbeziehungen", Göttingen, Germany, February 2018
  • ETSG 19th Annual Conference, Florence, Italy, September 2017
  • 2017 AEA/ASSA Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, USA, January 2017
  • 2016 CES North America Annual Conference, Sacramento, California, USA, April 2016
  • Western Economic Association 12th International Conference, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, January 2016
  • HKUST IEMS Conference on Urbanization, Structural Change, and Employment, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China, December 2015
  • 2015 CES Annual Conference in China, Chongqing University, Chongqing, China, June 2015

Teaching Experience

  • International Trade and the Labour Market (University of Göttingen)
  • Advanced Labour Economics (University of Göttingen)
  • Economics of Pricing and Decision Making (Nottingham University Business School China)
  • Economics of Corporate Strategy (Nottingham University Business School China)
  • Quantitative Methods (Nottingham University Business School China)
  • Microeconomics for Business (Nottingham University Business School China)
  • Mathematical Economics (School of Economics, The University of Nottingham Ningbo China)
  • Microeconomic Theory (School of Economics, The University of Nottingham Ningbo China)
  • Microeconomic Theory (School of Economics, Xiamen University)