People Feature

Qingyu Chen

MPhil in Economics

Hi! I am a second-year MPhil/DPhil student in Economics with research interests lie in Development Economics, Macroeconomics and Economic History.

My primary research interest is about urban-rural migration and related structural transformation processes in developing countries, especially China and Sub-Saharan African countries. My current research focuses on whether migration outflows from rural areas triggered technology adoption and agricultural intensification which fostered structural transformation. I am also interested in the historical role of state in broadly-defined development including state/nation-building and infrastructure investment.

Prior to joining Nuffield, I finished my bachelor's degree in Economics at Peking University. I grew up in Dezhou, a lovely small city located in the middle of the North China Plain. 

How to pronounce my name: roughly "Ching-Yu".

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