Dr Wei Jiang

Lecturer in Economics
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Dr Wei Jiang


Wei Jiang joined the University of Kent in July 2013. She obtained her MSc in Economics from the Scottish Graduate Programme in Economics (SGPE), University of Edinburgh in 2008 and PhD in Economics from the University of Glasgow in 2013.

She has worked with various types of macroeconomic models including heterogeneous agent models, union bargaining models, search-and-matching models, and models with equilibrium unemployment. In the process of undertaking her research, she has used many mathematical and computational skills involved with first- and second-order, and non-linear model solutions and various forms of policy analysis including tax reforms, state-contingent and Ramsey policy.

Research interests

Wei has broad research interests in Macroeconomics and relevant fields including DSGE modelling, business cycles, dynamic and applied Macroeconomics, and fiscal and monetary policy.

Wei's RePEc page is http://econpapers.repec.org/RAS/pji126.htm



Wei Jiang is happy to consider supervising PhD students who are interested in, but absolutely not limited to, the following areas of research:

  • Business cycle accounting in DSGE models
  • The design of optimal fiscal policy
  • The interaction of fiscal and monetary policies
  • The effects of tax reforms on social welfare and unemployment
  • Models with search and matching frictions
  • The relationship between private and public employment
  • Intergenerational mobility and the Great Gatsby Curve (most recent research interest)

Current students

  • Benjamin Caswell, registered 2015
  • Anup Mulay, registered 2015
  • Jungu Yang, registered 2013


Administrative roles

  • Discussion Paper Editor (macro papers)
  • PhD Job Market Placement Officer (joint with Zaki Wahhaj)  
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