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About Liang Ding

An economist who is originally from China, Ding’'s research focuses on international finance and financial economics.
One of his dissertation projects applied market microstructure approach to study the operation of the foreign exchange market, and explained exchange rate dynamics that traditional macro models leave unexplained.
He has extensive research experience on Asian financial markets, especially Chinese bond and stock markets and has published two papers in leading Chinese journals.
EDUCATION: B.A., Nanjing University, P.R.China Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Ding has been teaching at Macalester since 2006.


Present Associate Professor of Economics, Macalester College


Honors and Awards

  • The Best Graduate Student Instructor Award UNC-CH
  • Tuition Scholarship UNC-CH 2002-2006
  • UNC Graduate School Travel Award UNC-CH 2005
  • Scholar for Tomorrow Fellowship UNC-CH 2001-2002
  • Sasakawa Scholarship Nanjing University 2000
  • Honor Graduate of Nanjing University Nanjing University 1999
  • Scholarship of Metrobank Foundation Nanjing University 1998
  • Uanghua Scholarship Nanjing University 1997

Contact Information

Macalester College
Carnegie Hall Room 310
1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105