Lin Xiong
Title: Dr
First Name: Lin
Surname: Xiong
Position: Lecturer
Telephone: +44 (0)1224 263130

Duties and Responsibilities

Dr Lin Xiong is a lecturer at Aberdeen Business School and teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate economics modules.

Research Interests

Dr Xiong's main research interests are in the areas of financial development, entrepreneurship, applied macroeconomics and transition economies.


ESRC-NSFC Research Grant ES/P004741/1 Peer-to-peer lending market in China: pricing, risk management and regulation (322,732 GBP) - January 2017, joint with Mustafa Caglayan (Heriot-Watt),   Oleksandr Talavera (Swansea University)  and Jo Maltby (Sheffield) 

Royal Society of Edinburgh - Natural Science Foundation of China (10,640 GBP) - December 2008; jointly with Oleksandr Talavera (Durham University) and Xiong Xiong (Tianjin University, China)


Time allocation and firm performance: The case of Chinese entrepreneurs, with O. Talavera (Sheffield) and C. Weir (RGU). International Journal of Economics of Business, Vol. 24 , Iss. 1, 2017.

Social Capital and Access to Bank Financing: The Case of Chinese Entrepreneurs, (with O. Talavera and X. Xiong) Emerging Markets Finance and Trade (2012) 48(1), pp. 55-69.

Experiencing microfinance; effects on poor entrepreneurs’ livelihood strategies. With Alistair R Anderson (RGU) and Irene Ukanwa (RGU). Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship Development. Under review.