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.

  • 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)
  • RM8101: Research Planning in Tropical Environments and Societies (Level 8; CNS & TSV)
  • RM8102: Research Project in Tropical Environments and Societies (Level 8; CNS & 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
  • 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

These are the most recent publications associated with this author. To see a detailed profile of all publications stored at JCU, visit ResearchOnline@JCU. Hover over Altmetrics badges to see social impact.

Journal Articles
Book Chapters

ResearchOnline@JCU stores 55+ research outputs authored by A/Prof Sizhong Sun from 2003 onwards.

Current Funding

Current and recent Research Funding to JCU is shown by funding source and project.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) - Australia-China Council

Asian Market Forum - China Update

Indicative Funding
$20,000 over 1 year
The AusAsia Business Research Group of JCU will hold a market forum to update the latest economic development in China to interested parties in North Queensland in 2017-2018 in Townsville
Zhang-Yue Zhou and Sizhong Sun (College of Business and Law & Governance)
china update; Asian market forum

Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia - Microdata Research

Product Innovation, FDI and Export Participation: Micro-evidence from China

Indicative Funding
$11,541 over 1 year
This project intends to explore the inter-relationship between the presence of inward foreign direct investment (FDI) and domestic firms' product innovation and export participation. Using firm level dataset from China's manufacturing industries, the project seeks to answer the following questions: Does the presence of DI promote domestic firms' product innovation behaviour? If yes, to what extent? (2) Whether/to what extend does the FDI presence affect domestic firms' exporting participation? (3) Is it more likely for a firm with product innovation to participate in exporting? If yes, to what extent?
Sizhong Sun (College of Business and Law & Governance)
product innovation; FDI; Export; China; Foreign Direct Investment

Advisory Accreditation: I can be on your Advisory Panel as a Primary or Secondary Advisor.

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.

  • Consumer Evaluations of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSE) as a Vehicle for Sustainable Marketing (PhD , Advisor Mentor)
  • The Impact of FDI Entry on Innovation of Small Medium Sized Enterprises in Emerging Countries: Evidence from Vietnam (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Financial Constraints and Firm Innovations: The Case of Chinese Manufacturing Sector (PhD , Primary Advisor/AM/Adv)
  • Labour market friction and firm capital structure: The case of Australia (PhD , Secondary Advisor)

The map shows research collaborations by institution from the past 7 years.
Note: Map points are indicative of the countries or states that institutions are associated with.

  • 5+ collaborations
  • 4 collaborations
  • 3 collaborations
  • 2 collaborations
  • 1 collaboration
  • Indicates the Tropics (Torrid Zone)

Connect with me
Share my profile
Share my profile:

  • 27.219, Law, Business And Creative Arts (Townsville campus)
Advisory Accreditation
Advisor Mentor
Find me on…
Icon for Google Scholar profile Icon for Scopus Author page Icon for ORCID profile

Similar to me

  1. A/Prof Matthew Tan
    JCU Singapore
  2. A/Prof Taha Chaiechi
    College of Business, Law & Governance
  3. Dr Rabiul Beg
    College of Business, Law & Governance
  4. Dr Laurence McCook
    ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
  5. Dr Michael Underdown
    Cairns Institute