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China Development

What does the China Development Group do?

China’s economy is rapidly growing and increasingly influential. In February 2011, it overtook Japan to become the world’s second largest economy.

Our group members, including faculty and PhD students, share a fascination with this dynamic country and its financial markets. We conduct research into a broad range of issues in this important area and have subscribed to a variety of databases on Chinese firms. Our group pools resources, shares knowledge and specialist skills to produce high quality research papers.

We aim to:

  • Become an intenationally recognised centre for excellence 
  • Nurture a new generation of specialists in this field
  • Promote high quality, relevant work that will inform dialogue and set the policy context for reform of the Chinese financial sector
  • Develop and sustain an innovative knowledge transfer strategy

We have developed close links with:

  • Fudan-Durham Finance Research Centre in Shanghai
  • Renmin University, Beijing
  • China Three Gorges Project

Recent Research

Gains to Chinese bidder firms

A study that examines the impact of foreign acquisitions by companies based in China compared with their acquisition of domestic firms.

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Economic nationalism and foreign acquisition completion: the case of China

Research into the impact of economic nationalism upon three key elements – national security, foreign relations and national growth policy.

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Michael Guo

What are the Causes and Effects of Mergers and Acquisitions? The UK Evidence

A study to investigate the nature of links between causes and consequences of mergers in the UK, focussing in particular upon the performance of the merged (or acquiring) company after acquisition.

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PhD by research

Visiting Academic Programme

Research Seminars