UCL European Institute


Dr Yuemei Ji



Lecturer in Economics
School of Slavonic and East European Studies

+44 (0)20 7679 9068 (internal 29068)

I am a lecturer in Economics at University College London. I obtained my PhD in economics from the University of Leuven. Prior to joining UCL, I was a post-doc researcher at the University of Leuven and then was a lecturer at Brunel University. I have been a visiting fellow at various institutions such as the European Institute at the LSE, the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels and the CESifo in Munich.

My research interests cover macroeconomics and international finance in general and the European Monetary Union during the post-crisis period in particular. I have done intensive research on the causes of Eurozone debt crisis and its impact on the austerity policies in the Eurozone.

My current ESRC research project is on structural reforms and European integration. The aim of this project is to understand the impacts and the determinants of the structural reforms in European member states. Another research project I am working on is to develop behavioural macroeconomics models (i.e. to analyse the interaction between "animal spirits" and macroeconomic performance) that are beneficial to understand the nature of business cycle.

I currently give lectures on Intermediate Macroeconomics and International Macroeconomics at SSEES.