Member of the Month


Miao Wang

Miao Wang Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Economics at
Marquette University

This month we at the IAES are honored to have one of our long-time members as our Member of the Month for September, Dr. Miao Wang. Dr. Wang first joined the IAES back in 2003 when she was invited by her colleague to participate in one of the sessions they had organized and has been an active member ever since. She has also been a member of the Board of Editors for the International Advances in Economic Research since 2007. Outside of the IAES Dr. Wang is an Associate Professor of Economics and Co-Director of Global and Economic Studies at the Marquette University. Dr. Wang’s research interests are on international trade and foreign direct investment (FDI) issues. This was fueled by growing up in a rapidly developing China, one of the world’s largest developing hosts of FDI. She recently published a paper, with co-authors D. Joseph and M.C. Wong, entitled, “Individual Attitudes toward the Impact of MNCs on Domestic Businesses: How Important are Individual Characteristics and Country-level Traits?”

Why did you become a member of the International Atlantic Economic Society?:

In 2003, my colleague professor Joe Daniels invited me to participate in a session he organized at the IAES conference in Quebec City, Canada. That was my first international conference and indeed a great experience. I’ve been a member of the International Atlantic Economic Society since then.

What do you find most enjoyable about your membership?:

Attending IAES conferences and meeting researchers from different countries in my field is particularly nice. In addition, reading good articles published in the Atlantic Economic Journal and International Advances in Economic Research is quite enjoyable as well.

Have you held any notable positions within the IAES, (Officer, Board of Editiors, Program Committee, etc.) if so, when?:

Yes. I have been on the Editorial Board of International Advances in Economic Research since 2007.

What types of projects/research are you working on and what inspired/motivated you to pursue that interest?:

My field of interest is international trade with a focus on foreign direct investment, which is the investment made by multinational corporations. I’ve published papers on, for example, the relationship between FDI and economic development, FDI and technology transfer, and FDI and migration. I first became interested in FDI when I was still a college student in China. Being one of the largest developing hosts of FDI, China’s economy has grown rapidly. The possible association of inward FDI and economic growth got me curious and also motivated me to come to the U.S. to pursue a Ph.D. in economics.

What advice would you give to someone who is considering entering your line of work/field of study?:

Keep an inquiring mind.

Favorite hobby:

I enjoy travelling and trying different local foods.



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