Jie April CAI


Associate Professor (with Tenure)
Innovation and economic growth, International Economics, Firm Dynamics, and Network Theory
(Ph.D., University of British Columbia, 2010) 

Office Address
409, School of Economics 
111 Wuchuan Rd 

Contact Information
Telephone: +86-21-65903219 
Email: aprilcai@gmail.com
Currently Teaching


Associate Professor, School of Economics, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics 06/2017 – present 
Assistant Professor, School of Economics, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics 09/2015 – 05/2017 
Assistant Professor, School of Economics, University of New South Wales, 07/2009 – 07/2014 

University of British Columbia, Canada. Ph.D. of Economics 2010 
Peking University, China. M.A. of Economics, 2002 
  Renmin University of China, China. B.S. of Computer Science 1999 


  1. Population Ageing and Comparative Advantage, with Andrey Stoyanov, Journal of International Economics, 2016, 102: 1-21

  2. Growth through Inter-Sectoral Knowledge Linkages, with Nan Li, Review of Economics Studies,  Volume 86, Issue 5, October 2019, Pages 1827–1866.

  3. Knowledge Diffusion, Trade and Innovation across Countries and Sectors, with Nan Li and Ana Maria Santacreu.

  4. Composition of Knowledge and Cross-Country Income Differences, with Nan Li.

  5. Dynamics of Patent Citation Networks and Firm Value

Currently Teaching
Intermediate Macroeconomics, 2016-2017 
Advanced Macroeconomics, 2009-2012, 2015-2017 
Graduate International Trade 2009-2012 
Undergraduate International Trade 2009-2012