Professor Xiaolan Fu

Professor of Technology and International Development, Fellow of Green Templeton College


Xiaolan Fu (傅晓岚)’s research interests include innovation, technology and industrialisation; trade, foreign direct investment and economic development; emerging Asian economies; innovation and productivity in UK/US.  Professor Fu has conducted consultancy research for UNDESA, UNCTAD, UNIDO, ILO, the Commonwealth Secretariat, UKTI and the Chinese government. She serves on the Advisory Expert Group of the OECD Global Investment Forum and the DFID/ESRC Economic Growth Directorate (DEGP), and is President of the Chinese Economic Association (Europe).


  • Chinese economy
  • Emerging economies
  • Innovation, technology and industrialisation
  • Innovation and productivity in the US and EU
  • Trade, foreign direct investment and development

Media experience

Professor Fu has extensive media experience, including interviews and panel discussions in the mainstream media (BBC Newsnight, BBC News, BBC Radio 2, Sky News, Arise News, People's Daily, China Daily and China Radio International).


English, Mandarin