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Yuchen Feng

Mr Yuchen Feng


Graduate Tutor

Cardiff Business School


Feng is a PhD student in Economics, funded by ESRC Wales DTP collaborative studentship with the Office for National Statistics. He is supervised by Professor Andrew Henley and Dr Anna Kochanova.

He mainly focuses on firm productivity in the UK with particular attention on Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs). He is trying to explain the productivity difference by innovation and management practices. His research is involving in some firm survey databases conducted by the ONS, such as the Annual Business Survey (ABS), the UK Innovation Survey (UKIS), and the Management and Expectations Survey (MES) etc. He has completed the Secure Research Service training as an Accredited Researcher at the ONS.

He completed the two training years of 2+2 PhD route at Cardiff Business School: MRes Advanced Economics with Merit in 2022 and MSc Economics with Distinction in 2021. Prior to PhD programme, he completed MSc Financial Economics with Distinction in 2020 at CARBS and Bachelor of Finance in 2018 at Harbin University of Commerce.

Alongside his academic study, he also engaged in roles of internship at Trust Company, Investment Bank, as well as teaching assistant.


PhD thesis title: Innovation, Management Capability and Productivity in SMEs



21/22 Quantitative Methods MSc

22/23 Quantitative Methods MSc

23/24 Microeconomics Theory 2 BSc

23/24 Money Banking and Finance BSc