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Wenli Cheng is a senior lecturer in the Department of Economics.

Wenli obtained her PhD in Economics from Monash University in 1996. She has a wide range of research interests including international trade and finance, economic development, environmental economics, inframarginal economics and Austrian economics. She has published in reputed journals such as Economic Theory, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Review of International Economics, Economic Record and Journal of Economics among others.

Prior to her academic career, Wenli had nearly 10 years of work experience first in the government and then in an economic consulting firm. She has advised many government and private sector clients on various issues, including mergers and acquisitions, pricing, and intellectual property rights.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Research area keywords

  • International Trade And Finance
  • Environment
  • Economic Organisation
  • Austrian Economics

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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