Dr Linda Yueh
Fellow by Special Election in Economics
Dr Linda Yueh’s research focuses on economic development and growth, and law and economics, with a focus on the changing structure of the global economy and the economy of China.
She has written/edited several books including a textbook, Macroeconomics, and is the Series Editor for the Routledge Series on Economic Growth and Development books. She has published widely in leading journals and served as guest editor of World Development and the Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics.
Dr Yueh has taught microeconomics and macroeconomics at various levels as well as options papers such as Development Economics, Command and Transitional Economies, and the Chinese Economy. She also directs the China Growth Centre and has supervised postgraduate students conducting research in the areas of economics, Chinese studies, and law.
Watch a short video of a ‘Teddy Talk’ that Linda gave at the College’s Research Expo, entitled ‘Ending Poverty?’
The UN has a Sustainable Development Goal to eradicate extreme poverty, currently measured as people living on less than $1.25 a day, by 2030. Since 1990, 1 billion people have been lifted out of poverty. In this talk, Linda argues that economic growth alone is insufficient to end poverty and discusses how economic theory may be able to help us solve the problem, particularly in Africa, to achieve the UN’s target.