Dr Sizhong Sun is currently an associate professor at College of Business, Law and Governance, Division of Tropical Environments and Societies, James Cook University. He holds PhD in Economics from the Australian National University, Australia, Master in Economics from Xiamen University, China, and Bachelor of Arts from Jilin University of Technology, China.

Dr Sun joined James Cook University in 2008, and since then he has been actively engaged in teaching a number of economics subjects and researching in the broad areas of empirical international trade, empirical industrial organisation, economic development, and market design, with a focus on foreign direct investment and Chinese economy, where Dr Sun has published extensively.

Dr Sun also served as reviewers for a number of academic journals, and edited special issues for China Agricultrual Economic Review, Sustainability, and Singapore Economic Review. He was the President of Chinese Economics Society Australia (CESA), a non-profit and non-partisan organization in Australia that aims at promoting research and exchange activities related to the Chinese economy, in 2014-2016, and has served in the Council of Management of CESA since 2016.

  • BU1003: Principles of Economics (Level 1; TSV)
  • BU4054: Research Methods and Statistics (Level 4; CNS & TSV)
  • BX2021: Managerial Economics (Level 2; TSV)
  • BX3033: Cost Benefit Analysis (Level 3; TSV)
  • EC5202: Cost Benefit Analysis (Level 5; TSV)
  • EC5204: Managerial Economics (Level 5; TSV)
  • International Trade
  • Economic Development
  • Market Design
  • Empirical Industrial Organisation
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Chinese Economy
  • Energy Economics
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Managerial Economics
  • Cost Benefit Analysis
  • 2017 to present - Associate Professor, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2008 to present - Research Associate, Australian National University (Canberra)
  • 2014 to 2016 - Senior Lecturer, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2008 to 2013 - Lecturer, James Cook University (Townsville)
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
  • 2012 - Faculty research excellence for early career researcher
  • 2006 - Life-time member of Chinese Economics Society of Australia (CESA)
  • 2014 to 2015 - Member of Economic Society of Australia (Queensland)
  • 2014 to 2016 - President of Chinese Economics Society of Australia

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 65+ research outputs authored by A/Prof Sizhong Sun from 2003 onwards.


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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

  • Labour market friction and firm capital structure: The case of Australia (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Accessing the Outcomes of Volunteering for the Individual and the Community (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • The impact of foreign direct investment on domestic firms (PhD , Primary Advisor/AM/Adv)
  • The Impact of FDI Entry on Innovation of Small Medium Sized Enterprises in Emerging Countries: Evidence from Vietnam (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Consumer evaluation and advertising effectiveness in digital influencer marketing and live streaming e-commence (PhD , Advisor Mentor)
  • The Effects of Organizational Structure, Technological and Cultural Factors on Activity-Based Costing (ABC) Implementation in Ready-made Garments Industries of Bangladesh (PhD , Advisor Mentor)

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