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Academic Biography

Dr. Yifei Cai is a lecturer in economics at Teesside University International Business School. Yifei obtained his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Western Australia. Before joining Teesside University, he worked as an assistant professor at Macau University of Science and Technology. His research works appear in academic journals including Energy Economics, Empirical Economics, International Review of Economics and Finance, Australian Economic Papers, Computational Economics, Applied Economics, Energy, Journal of Cleaner Production, and to name a few.


Dr. Yifei Cai is also the lead guest editor for the special issue titled ''Political Tensions and Energy Security'' in Energy Exploration & Exploitation and the review editor in Frontiers in Sustainable Citites.


Dr. Yifei Cai served as anonymous referees for many academic journals such as Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Energy Economics, Energy Journal, International Journal of nal of Finance and Economics, Techonological Forecasting and Social Change, Bulletin of Economic Research, Australian Economic Papers, Applied Economics Letters, Carbon Management, Energy and Environment (2 papers), Journal of Cleaner Production (2 papers), Journal of Environmental Management, Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, Emerging Market Finance and Trade, Natural Hazards


Dr. Yifei Cai is also a member of  Economic Society of Australia (ESA), Chinese Economics Society Australia (CESA), China Economist Society (CES) and International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE).


Dr. Yifei Cai has been invited a guest speaker and presented his research works in many conferences and seminars, such as

2022 Northeast Petroleum University                                                                     Shandong Normal University (Guest Speaker)
         Bohai University (Guest Speaker)
         Xi’an University of Technology (Guest Speaker)
2020 Applied Economics Young Webinar
         Yanshan University
         Qingdao University
         Xiamen University
         Bohai University (Guest Speaker)
2019 Harbin Institute of Technology
         Shandong Technology and Business University
         Kunming University of Science and Technology
         UWA Working-in-Progress Seminar
         Annual Conference of Chinese Economist Society
2018 Annual Conference of Chinese Economics Society Australia
         UWA Working-in-Progress Seminar

Summary of Research Interests

Yifei's research interests are energy economics, environmental economics, energy politics, time series econometrics and applied macroeconomics. 

PhD and Research Opportunities

Yifei would like to supervise Ph.D. students who are interested in energy economics, environmental economics, and time series econometrics.

Learning and Teaching Interests and Activities

International Business and Management, Teesside University, role: tutor, 2022.

Microeconomic Theory and Applications, Teesside University, role: module leader, 2022.

Introduction to Microeconomics, Teesside University, role: module leader, 2022. 

Global Business Environment: Culture, Management and the Economy, role: tutor, Teesside University, 2022.

Econometrics, Macau University of Science and Technology, role: module leader, 2021.

Research Methodology,  Macau University of Science and Technology, role: module leader, 2021.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Western Australia

30 Sep 201731 Jul 2021

Award Date: 23 Jul 2021

External positions

Visiting Assistant Professor, Wuchang University of Technology

Nov 2022 → …

Visiting Assistant Professor, Jilin International Studies University

Jan 2022 → …


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