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Department of Financial and Management Studies (DeFiMS)

Professor Laixiang Sun

BSc MSc (Peking) PhD (Inst Soc Studies)


Laixiang Sun
Department of Financial and Management Studies (DeFiMS)

Professor of Chinese Business and Management

SOAS China Institute

Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute

London Asia Pacific Centre for Social Science

APCSS Coordinating Committee Member

Professor Laixiang Sun
Email address:
020 7898 4821
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
On Sabbatical:
On sabbatical leave 2012/13
Curriculum Vitae:
FMS-CV-Sun Laixiang (pdf; 220kb)


Economics, Business Management, Corporate Governance


PhD Students supervised

Academic Programme Director: International Management for China

  • Advanced Topics in Finance and Management, PhD students
  • Corporate Governance, MSc and PhD students
  • Management in China II: International Dimensions


Corporate governance and corporate finance. Comparative economics. Chinese economy and Chinese business management. Applied econometrics.


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Available for
  • Press
  • Briefings
  • Short Term Consultancy
  • Long Term Consultancy
  • TV
Regional Expertise
  • East Asia
Country Expertise
  • China


Authored Books

Sun, Laixiang (2001) Aggregate Behaviour of Investment in China, 1953-96: An Analysis of Investment Hunger and Fluctuation. Palgrave and St. Martin's Press.

Edited Books

Sun, L, ed. (2003) Ownership and Governance of Enterprises: Recent Innovative Developments. Palgrave Macmillan (UK).


Tian, Zhan and Zhong, Honglin and Sun, Laixiang and Fischer, Guenther and van Velthuizen, Harrij and Liang, Zhuoran (2014) 'Improving Performance of Agro-ecological Zone (AEZ) Modeling by cross-scale Model Coupling: An Application to Japonica Rice Production in Northeast China.' Ecological Modelling, 290 . pp. 155-164.

Prell, Christina and Feng, Kuishuang and Sun, Laixiang and Geores, Martha and Hubacek, Klaus (2014) 'The Economic Gains and Environmental Losses of US Consumption: A World-Systems and Input-Output Approach.' Social Forces, 93 (1). pp. 405-428.

Tian, Zhan and Liang, Zhuoran and Sun, Laixiang and Zhong, Honglin and Qiu, Huanguang and Fischer, Guenther and Zhao, Sijian (2014) 'Agriculture under Climate Change in China: Mitigate the Risks by Grasping the Emerging Opportunities.' Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal . (In Press)

Tian, Zhang and Yang, Xuchang and Sun, Laixiang and Fischer, Günther and Liang, Zhuoran and Pan, Jie (2014) 'Agroclimatic Conditions in China under Climate Change Scenarios Projected from Regional Climate Models.' International Journal of Climatology, 34 (9). pp. 2988-3000.

Feng, Kuishuang and Hubacek, Klaus and Pfister, Stephan and Yu, Yang and Sun, Laixiang (2014) 'Virtual Scarce Water in China.' Environmental Science and Technology, 48 (14). pp. 7704-7713.

Zhu, Quantao and Wu, Xinwang and Sun, Laixiang (2014) 'A Generalized Framework for Endogenous Timing in Duopoly Games and an Application to Price-Quantity Competition.' Journal of Economics, 112 (2). pp. 137-164.

Lee, In Hyeock and Hong, Eunsuk and Sun, Laixiang (2014) 'Inward Foreign Direct Investment and Domestic Entrepreneurship: A Regional Analysis of New Firm Creation in Korea.' Regional Studies, 48 (5). pp. 910-922.

Qiu, Huanguang and Sun, Laixiang and Xu, Xinliang and Cai, Yaqing (2014) 'Potentials of Crop Residues for Commercial Energy Production in China: A Geographic and Economic Analysis.' Biomass and Bioenergy , 64 . pp. 110-123.

Feng, Kuishuang and Hubacek, Klaus and Sun, Laixiang and Liu, Zhu (2014) 'Consumption-based CO2 accounting of China's megacities: the case of Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai and Chongqing.' Ecological Indicators .

Hong, Eunsuk and Lee, In Hyeock and Sun, Laixiang and Harrison, Richard (2014) 'Entrepreneurship across Time and Space: Empirical Evidence from Korea.' Small Business Economics . (In Press)

Lee, In Hyeock and Hong, Eunsuk and Sun, Laixiang (2013) 'Regional Knowledge Production and Entrepreneurial Firm Creation: Spatial Dynamic Analyses.' Journal of Business Research, 66 (10). pp. 2106-2115.

Hua, Xiuping and Sun, Laixiang and Wang, Tianyi (2013) 'Impact of exchange rate regime reform on asset returns in China.' European Journal of Finance . pp. 1-25.

Feng, Kuishuang and Davis, Steven J. and Sun, Laixiang and Li, Xin and Guan, Dabo and Liu, Weidong and Liu, Zhu and Hubacek, Klaus (2013) 'Outsourcing CO2 within China.' Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 110 (28). pp. 11654-11659.

Tian, Zhan and Zhong, Honglin and Shi, Runhe and Sun, Laixiang and Fischer, Günther and Liang, Zhuoran (2012) 'Estimating potential yield of wheat production in China based on cross-scale data-model fusion.' Frontier of Earth Science, 6 (4). pp. 364-372.

Wu, Xinwang and Zhu, Quantao and Sun, Laixiang (2012) 'On equivalence between Cournot competition and the Kreps–Scheinkman game.' International Journal of Industrial Organization, 30 (1). pp. 116-125.

Qiu, Huanguang and Sun, Laixiang and Huang, Jikun and Rozelle, Scott (2012) 'Liquid Biofuels in China: Current Status, Government Policies, and Future Opportunities and Challenges.' Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 16 (5). pp. 3095-3104.

Hong, Eunsuk and Sun, Laixiang (2011) 'Foreign Direct Investment and Total Factor Productivity in China: A Spatial Dynamic Panel Analysis.' Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 73 (6). pp. 771-791.

Sun, Laixiang and Hong, Eunsuk and Li, Tao (2010) 'Incorporating Technology Diffusion, Factor Mobility and Structural Change into cross-region Growth Regression: An Application to China.' Journal of Regional Science, 50 (3). pp. 734-755.

Li, Tao and Sun, Laixiang and Zou, Liang (2009) 'State Ownership and Corporate Performance: A Quantile Regression Analysis of Chinese Listed Companies.' China Economic Review, 20 (4). pp. 703-716.

Fischer, G. and Ermolieva, T. and Ermolieva, Y. and Sun, Laixiang (2009) 'Risk-adjusted Approaches for Planning Sustainable Agriculture.' Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 23 (4). pp. 441-450.

Tobin, Damian and Sun, Laixiang (2009) 'International Listing as a Means to Mobilize the Benefits of Financial Globalization: Micro-Level Evidence from China.' World Development, 37 (4). pp. 825-838.

Pesqué-Cela, Vanesa and Tao, Ran and Liu, Yongdong and Sun, Laixiang (2009) 'Challenging, Complementing or Assuming ‘the Mandate of Heaven’? Political Distrust and the Rise of Self-Governing Social Organizations in Rural China.' Journal of Comparative Economics, 37 (1). pp. 151-168.

Sun, Laixiang and Tobin, Damian (2008) 'Special issue on China’s adaptation to global best business practices: introduction.' Journal of Chinese Economic & Business Studies, 6 (4). pp. 335-340.

Brück, Sebastian and Sun, Laixiang (2008) 'Dream of the Red Financial Supermarket: The Gradual Emergence of Integrated Financial Services Provision in China in the 21st Century.' Journal of Chinese Economic & Business Studies, 6 (4). pp. 385-405.

Brück, Sebastian and Sun, Laixiang (2007) 'Achieving Effective Governance under Divided Government and Private Interest Group Pressure: Taiwan’s 2001 Financial Holding Company Law.' Journal of Contemporary China, 16 (53). 655 -680.

Hong, Eunsuk and Sun, Laixiang (2006) 'Dynamics of Internationalization and Outward Investment: Chinese Corporations' Strategies.' China Quarterly (187). pp. 610-634.

Hubacek, Klaus and Sun, Laixiang (2005) 'Changes in China 19s Economy and Society and Their Effects on Water Use: A Scenario Analysis.' Journal of Industrial Ecology, 9 (1-2). pp. 187-200.

Sun, Laixiang and Tobin, Damian (2005) 'International Listing as a Mechanism of Commitment to More Credible Corporate Governance Practices: the case of the Bank of China (Hong Kong).' Corporate Governance: An International Review, 13 (1). pp. 81-91.

Sun, Laixiang (2005) 'Changes in China's Economy and Society and Their Effects on Water Use: A Scenerio Analysis.' Journal of Industrial Ecology, 9(1) . pp. 197-200.

Liu, Hui and Li, Xiubin and Fischer, Günther and Sun, Laixiang (2004) 'Study on the Impact of Climate Change on China’s Agriculture.' Climatic Change, 65 (1-2). pp. 125-148.

Liu, Huan and Sun, Laixiang (2004) 'Beyond Phase-out of Quota in Textile and Clothing Trading: WTO-plus Rules and the Case of US Safeguards against Chinese Exports in 2003.' Asia-Pacific Development Journal, 11 (1). pp. 49-71.

Giljum, Stefan and Hubacek, Klaus and Sun, Laixiang (2004) 'Beyond the Simple Material Balance: A Reply to Sangwong Suh’s Note on Physical Input-Output Analysis.' Ecological Economics, 48 (1). pp. 19-22.

Sun, Laixiang (2002) 'Fading Out of Local Government Ownership: Recent Ownership Reform in China's Township and Village Enterprises.' Economic Systems, vol 26 . pp. 249-269.

Sun, Laixiang (2002) 'Adaptive Efficiency and Evolving Diversity of Enterprise Ownership and Governance.' Journal of Comparative Economics, vol. 3 . pp. 754-758.

Sun, Laixiang (2001) 'Price Scissors, Rationing, and Coercion: An Extended Framework for Understanding Primitive Socialist Accumulation.' Economics of Planning, 34 (3). pp. 195-213.

Sun, Laixiang and Fischer, G (2001) 'Model Based Analysis of Future Land Use Development in China.' Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, vol. 8 . pp. 163-176.

Sun, Laixiang and Hubacek, K (2001) 'A Scenario Analysis of China�s Land Use and Land Cover Change: Incorporating Biophysical Information into Input-Output Modeling.' Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, vol. 1 . pp. 367-397.

Sun, Laixiang (2000) 'Anticipatory Ownership Reform Driven by Competition: China�s Township-Village and Private Enterprises in the 1990s.' Comparative Economic Studies, 42 (No . pp. 49-75.

Sun, Laixiang and Zou, L (2000) 'Liability Sharing as a Mechanism to Improve Firms� Investment and Liquidation Decisions.' Journal of Comparative Economics, 28 (No . pp. 739-762.


Fischer, Guenther and Huang, Jikun and Keyzer, Michiel and Qiu, Huanguang and Sun, Laixiang and van Veen, Wim (2007) China’s agricultural prospects and challenges: Report on scenario simulations until 2030 with the Chinagro welfare model covering national, regional and county level.


Sun, Laixiang (2001) 'Economics of China's Joint-Stock Cooperatives United Nations University (UNU/WIDER), Finland.'

Sun, Laixiang (2000) 'New Paradigms on Ownership of the Firm: A Comparative Analysis across Development Stages and Institutional and Technological Contexts.' United Nations University (UNU/WIDER), Finland.

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