Honorary Professor Ding Lu received a PhD from Northwestern University (USA) in 1991. He served the University of the Fraser Valley from 2008 to 2018, the year when he retired. Before joining UFV, his academic career path covered Sophia University of Japan (tenured Professor, 2005-08), National University of Singapore (tenured Associate Professor 2001-05, Lecturer/Senior Lecturer 1992-2000), University of Nebraska at Omaha (Assistant Professor, 1991-92), and Northwestern University (adjunct instructor, 1990-91).
Dr. Lu’s research interests include international trade and investment, comparative economic systems, and regional economic development.
Dr. Lu has published several books and dozens of papers in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters. Most of his publications involve development issues of Asian economies. He is the author and editor of Entrepreneurship in Suppressed Markets: China’s Private Sector Experience (New York: Garland, 1994), State Intervention and Business in China: the Role of Preferential Policies (UK: Edward Elgar, 1997), China’s Telecommunications Market: Entering a New Competitive Age (UK: Edward Elgar, 2003), and The Great Urbanization of China (Singapore: World Scientific, 2011).
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