I am Chair in Macroeconomics at the University of Liverpool. Before that, I was Professor of Economics at Fudan University and a distinguished expert in the Shanghai Thousand Talents Program. I obtained my postgraduate degrees in economics from the University of British Columbia and the University of Michigan. My research areas include macroeconomic theory, economic growth, innovation, intellectual property rights, and monetary economics. My research focuses on the analysis of how government policies affect economic growth and other macroeconomic variables, such as social welfare, income inequality and unemployment. I have published over fifty articles in internationally reputable journals, such as the European Economic Review, International Economic Review, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Economic Growth, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, and the Review of Economic Dynamics. My first textbook "Intermediate Macroeconomics" with Robert J. Barro and Guido Cozzi was published by Cengage Learning in 2017. My second textbook "Advanced Macroeconomics: An Introduction for Undergraduates" was published by World Scientific in 2020. According to RePEc/IDEAS rankings, I am among the top 10% economists in the world. Please see my selected work under publications. Currently, I serve as a Co-Editor-in-Chief for Economic Modelling.