Class of 2022

Chungsheng Zhang

Chunsheng Zhang

What motivated and/or inspired you to undertake the Master of Advanced Economics at UQ?

The reason why I take the UQ’s MAE program is that my career goal is to pursue a research degree in economics and conduct research in applied/theoretical econometrics. This program will equip me with an in-depth understanding of economics and pave the way for my future career as an independent researcher.

What do you want to do after the MAE?

I would like to undertake a PhD program in economics.

Do you have a Research topic?

I plan to do some research in high-dimensional econometrics.

Do you have any past publications or prizes to brag about?

Dean’s Commendation for Academic Excellence (4 semesters)
Dean’s Honour Roll


Yi Zeng

What motivated and/or inspired you to undertake the Master of Advanced Economics at UQ?

I believe that the MAE program would provide me a solid base of studying more challenging topics, since the MAE program is well-designed for students who would like to undertake a PhD program. In this program, students would be able to study the economic theories and application skills at an advanced level, which would be helpful for further research after the program. Besides that, the MAE program would be a perfect bridge for students like me who do not have strong research background but still want to engage in a research program in the future.

What do you want to do after the MAE?

I would love to pursue a PhD program in Econometrics.

Do you have a Research Topic?

Not decided yet. But I would love to study Macroeconometrics, especially on topics of panel data models.

Do you have any past publications or prizes to brag about?

The positive effect of promoting gender equality in education on economic growth: from the perspective of gender dividend, which was accepted by ICEMME 2021.


 Xinghao Yao

Xinghao YaoWhat motivated and/or inspired you to undertake the Master of Advanced Economics at UQ?

My master’s in economics inspired my passion for practical relevant topics and wish to take my research in Economics further. But after working with PhD students, I realize the knowledge and research skill gap between us. MAdvEcon provided more intensive economics courses which will help me a lot.

Do you have a Research topic?

I am interested in behavioural economics and game theory.


Xinyang Li

What motivated and/or inspired you to undertake the Master of Advanced Economics at UQ?

The reason why I take the MAE program is that I want to attend the PhD program in economics and further become an independent and professional researcher. MAE program is well-designed with high-level and cutting-edge skills, which helps me to lay a firm foundation for my future economic research.

What do you want to do after the MAE?

I would like to undertake the PhD program in Economics in UQ.

Do you have a Research topic?

At this stage, my general research interest includes applied and theoretical econometrics, health economics and environmental economics. At this moment, I do not have a specific research topic.

Do you have any past publications or prizes to brag about?

Dean’s Commendation for Academic Excellence (2 semesters)
Dean’s Honour Roll