Researchers at UCD


Miao Fu

Post Doctoral Research Fellow Level Ii

School of Geography, Planning & Environmental Policy
Richview School of Architecture
University College Dublin
Dublin 4



Miao Fu, was born in Guangdong, China. He completed his undergraduate studies at Peking University and attained a doctorate in quantitative economics from the Huazhong University of Science & Technology. Working principally in the areas of econometrics, GIS modeling, environmental policy and sustainable development and technology spillovers studies, he became an associate Professor of economics at the Guangdong University of Foreign Studies. Miao subsequently worked as a post doctoral research fellow at Urban Institute Ireland and School of Geography, Planning & Environmental Policy, University College Dublin. In this role he worked in collaboration with AP EnvEcon on the Integrated modelling Project Ireland. Over the course of his career, Miao has been principal investigator or participant in several research projects. He has published one book and 21 journal articles. His current principal research interests lie in the areas of transport policy modelling and programming, GAINS Ireland modelling, as well as a number of quantitative economic research pieces.



Fu, M.; (2008) The Econometric Analysis of China's Economic Growth: Technology Diffusion, Income Distribution and Sustainable Environment. Guangzhou(China): Yat-Sen University Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Fu, M., Kelly, J.A. and Clinch, J.P. (2014) 'Residential solid fuel use: Modelling the impacts and policy implications of natural resource access, temperature, income, gas infrastructure and government regulation'. Applied Geography, 52 :1-13. [DOI] [Details]
Fu, M,Kelly, JA,Clinch, JP,King, F (2012) 'Environmental policy implications of working from home: Modelling the impacts of land-use, infrastructure and socio-demographics'. ENERG POLICY, 47 :416-423. [DOI] [Details]
Fu, M,Kelly, JA (2012) 'Carbon related taxation policies for road transport: Efficacy of ownership and usage taxes, and the role of public transport and motorist cost perception on policy outcomes'. Transport Policy, 22 :57-69. [DOI] [Details]
Fu, M,Ahern, A,Kelly, A; (2011) 'Regional characteristics and the distribution of car engine sizes: A case study of Ireland'. Transportation Research, 16 :509-514. [DOI] [Details]
Kelly, JA, Fu, M, (2014) 'Sustainable school commuting - understanding choices and identifying opportunities: A case study in Dublin, Ireland'. Journal of Transport Geography (Elsevier Science), 34 :221-230. [DOI] [Details]
Fearghal King, Miao Fu, J. Andrew Kelly (2011) 'A practical approach for the assessment and illustration of uncertainty in emissions modelling: a case study using GAINS Ireland'. Environmental Science and Policy, 14 (8):1018-1027. [DOI] [Details]
Li, TL,Fu, M,Fu, XL (2013) 'Regional technology development path in an open developing economy: evidence from China'. Applied Economics, 45 :1405-1418. [DOI] [Details]
Fu, M. and Huang, Z. ; (2008) 'The Kuznets Relationship between Economic Development Stages and Environmental Pollution in China'. China Industrial Economics, (6):35-43. Available Online [Details]
Fu, M.; (2008) 'Chinese Environmental Kuznets Curves: Shapes, Turning points and Responsible Factors'. The Journal of Quantitative & Technical Economics, 25 (11):40-55. Available Online [Details]
Fu, M.; (2008) 'The Positive Analysis of the Impact of TFP and Industry Structure on Energy Consumption'. Application of Statistics and Management, 27 (2):189-196. Available Online [Details]

Working Paper

Miao Fu, Tieli Li (2010) Human capital as a determinant of FDI technology spillovers and its threshold effects in China: An analysis based on multiple productivity estimates. United Nations Industrial Development Organization: Vienna: Working Paper Available Online [Details]