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Dr Wan Nie

Dr Wan Nie

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

 South Cloisters 1.11


South Cloisters, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK


I am an economist with a wide range interests in integrating health and environmental topics with economics. My research largely focuses on applying statistical techniques to large and disparate datasets to understand the relationships of specific health and environmental topics and economics. During my PhD, I have spent more efforts on monetizing the economic value of ecosystem services and issues of green agricultural development and Earth’s critical zone. Currently I am focusing on the issue of health economics. I am a member of the Health Economics research group. 


2016-2019   PhD, Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (GSCASS), Beijing, China. Topic: Agricultural Economics and Management (expertise in Ecological Economics)  Thesis title: Research on the Mechanism of China’s Green Agricultural Development from the Perspective of Farmers

2018-2019   Joint PhD Student, University of Leeds, UK. Topic: Ecological Economics

2014-2016 (Graduated one year in advance) MA, School of Economics and Management, Southwest Forestry University, Yunnan, China. Topic: Business Management

2010-2014  BA, School of Business, Gannan Normal University, Jiangxi, China. Topic: Business Management


  • 2014-2015   PI. SWFU Fund, The Impact of Acquisition on Enterprise Performance: A Case Study of Yunnan Baiyao, 1,000RMB


Research interests

I am working with Professor Richard Smith in Health Economics. We are focusing on publications and developing proposals for projects that concern any area of public health economics, particularly focusing and interesting in two broad areas: (i) nutrition, food and diet; and (ii) physical, social and economic environment.

External Engagement and Impact


2018.09-2019.08     China Scholarship Council (CSC) funding (150,000 RMB)

Conferences and invited presentations

NERC NSFC CZO Science Meeting, Ardoe House Hotel, Aberdeen, 13-16 November 2018, Evaluation of Ecosystem Service Value of Earth’s Critical Zone, Wan Nie, Steven A. Banwart, Sumit Sinha, Hongyan Guo, Patrick Mckenna.

First Forum for Graduate Students between NTPU and SWFU, School of Economics and Management, SWFU, Kunming, 5 July, 2015. An Empirical Analysis of Effects within the Specialized Production of Rural Household Forest Products, Wan Nie. [Oral presentation]


Google Scholar:,5




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