Bing Xu

Dr, Associate Professor in Finance

  • EH14 4AS

    United Kingdom

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Bing Xu is an Associate Professor in Finance at the Heriot-Watt University. She holds a MA (Hons) in Business Studies & Accounting and a PhD in Management both from the University of Edinburgh. 

Research interests

Bing is an interdisciplinary researcher in banking and finance, energy economics, Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA), and Multi-criteria Decision Making Analysis (MCDA). She has also worked on several external funded multidisciplinary energy projects (e.g., E-Harbours; Efficient Sustainable Energy Management with the Abattoir and Dairy industries in Scotland; Sustainable Cooling) on the design of multidimensional frameworks to evaluate the effectiveness of energy strategies by focusing on stakeholders’ attitudes, motivations, and acceptance.

Bing is currently leads the work around policy, public engagement, and performance evaluation on four UKRI funded projects:

1)     low carbon jet fuel production through integration of novel technologies for co-valorisation of CO2 and biomass (EP/N009924/1) EPSRC;

2)     E-bio-fuels (SGBH FF Feb2019 1) EPSRC, Supergen Bioenergy Hub and the Department of Transport;

3)     GREEN ICEs (EP/T022701/1) EPSRC;

4)     Fast-track vaccine cold-chain assessment and design for Mass Scale COVID-19 Vaccination in Bangladesh (EP/V028332/1) GCRF.

She is on the board of director for the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) which is a global, multi-stakeholder independent organisation and is the most trusted, peer-reviewed member body active in the bioeconomy. She is also the Energy Economics Working Group Chair for the UK Chinese Economics Association.

Bing has published in journals such as Annals of Operations Research, Applied Economics, Applied EnergyEconomics Letter, Energy EconomicsEnergy Journal, Expert Systems with Applications, Journal of Financial Stability, International Review of Financial Analysis, Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, among others.

She is interested in supervising PhD students in banking, green finance, energy economics, decision-making analysis and social acceptance.

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Research Output

Commodity price co-movement: heterogeneity and the time-varying impact of fundamentals

Byrne, J. P., Sakemoto, R. & Xu, B., Apr 2020, In : European Review of Agricultural Economics. 47, 2, p. 499-528 30 p.

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    Electrolytic cell engineering and device optimization for electrosynthesis of e-biofuels via co-valorisation of bio-feedstocks and captured CO2

    Montazersadgh, F., Zhang, H., Alkayal, A., Buckley, B., Kolosz, B. W., Xu, B. & Xuan, J., 9 Jul 2020, In : Frontiers of Chemical Science and Engineering.

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    Life cycle environmental analysis of ‘drop in’ alternative aviation fuels: a review

    Kolosz, B. W., Luo, Y., Xu, B., Maroto-Valer, M. M. & Andresen, J. M., 1 Jul 2020, In : Sustainable Energy and Fuels. 4, 7, p. 3229-3263 35 p.

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    • 1 Participation in conference
    • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
    • 1 Invited talk

    The 20th Annual Conference of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport, Kenilworth

    Richard Holden (Invited speaker), Bing Xu (Invited speaker), Philip Greening (Invited speaker) & Pratyush Dadhich (Invited speaker)

    18 Jun 2015

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    Bing Xu (Speaker)

    6 Sep 2012

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course