Prof. Fang Xia

Fang Xia is an assistant professor of the Research Institute for Global Value Chains at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, China.

She obtained her PhD in agricultural economics at Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA.

Prior to joining the Research Institute for Global Value Chains, Fang worked for the World Bank as a consultant on land issues related to agricultural productivity in sub-Saharan African countries. In addition to a cross-country study on land rental markets in Ethiopia, Malawi, Nigeria, Niger, Tanzania, and Uganda, Fang also conducted research on land tenure security of smallholders in Malawi, and the spillover effects of large-scale farms on neighboring smallholders in Mozambique.

Currently her research is focusing on China’s experiences in participation in global value chains and the implication of China’s upgrading in global value chains to low-income countries. 

“The Bank is fully engaged to enhance transparency in resource use and management, governance in the public sector, the rule of law and building institutional capacities and frameworks for investment.” – Akinwumi A. Adesina, President, AfDB Group 

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