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2013 - 2018 University of Colorado Ph.D.

2010 - 2013 Murray State University M.S

2006 - 2010 Qingdao Agricultural University B.A.

Teaching Experience:

2019 -International Business School, Zhejiang Gongshang University Assistant professor

Research Interests:

Innovation management, Economic geography, urban studies


Yao L, Hu Y. The impact of urban transit on nearby startup firms: Evidence from Hangzhou, China[J]. Habitat International, 2020.

Working Paper:

Urban Innovation and Inter-city Patent Collaboration: A Network Analysis Approach in China’s National Innovation System, Revise & Resubmit, Technological Forecasting and Social Change
2. Inter-city Innovation Collaboration: the Role of High-Speed Rails  
3. Urban Clusters and the Location of Service Industries: Theory and Empirical Evidence
4. International Conflicts and Consumer Boycott in the Era of Social Media
5. Monopolistic Competition and Online Price Discrimination