‌Ding LU
Professor, Department of Economics, University of the Fraser Valley


Professor Ding Lu, a PhD from Northwestern University (USA, 1991), joined University of the Fraser Valley after the institution became a full-status university in 2008. Before joining UFV, Dr. Lu had taught at Sophia University of Japan (tenured Professor, 2005-08), National University of Singapore (tenured Associate Professor 2001-05, Lecturer/Senior Lecturer 1992-2000), and University of Nebraska at Omaha (Assistant Professor, 1991-92).

Dr. Lu’s research interests include international trade and investment, comparative economic systems, and regional economic development. He has published several books and dozens of papers in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters. Most of his publications involve development issues of Asian economies. Dr. Lu is the author and editor of Entrepreneurship in Suppressed Markets: China’s Private Sector Experience (New York: Garland, 1994), State Intervention and Business in China: the Role of Preferential Policies (UK: Edward Elgar, 1997), China’s Telecommunications Market: Entering a New Competitive Age (UK: Edward Elgar, 2003), and The Great Urbanization of China (Singapore: World Scientific, 2011). Most of his publications are available at


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