Chee Meng Tan is an Assistant Professor of Business Economics at Nottingham University Business School. He received a Ph.D in Business Administration from the ESSEC Business School and a doctorate in economics from the University of Cergy-Pontoise. Chee Meng's research interest includes institutional and political economics, and works extensively on quantitative topics related to national identity and culture and the roles they play in consolidating society. More recently, Chee Meng is investigating the effectiveness of Chinese softpower in boosting Chinese image, and how Chinese softpower impacts institutional trust in national governments that host Confucius Institutes and giant pandas.
Chee Meng teaches the following in 2018/2019:
1. Business Economics (M.Sc International Business)
2. Economics of Organization (Undergraduate)
3. Economics of Regulation and Competition Policy (Undergraduate)
4. Industrial Economics B (Undergraduate)
Chee Meng works on quantitative topics related to national identity and culture as well as the impact of Chinese softpower on different regions across the globe. He has an avid interest in employing… read more
Chee Meng works on quantitative topics related to national identity and culture as well as the impact of Chinese softpower on different regions across the globe. He has an avid interest in employing various statistical techniques, but is especially interested in the theoretical underpinnings of multilevel models and its application to the social sciences in general. At present, he is actively working on three main projects.
1. Using survey data, he uses multilevel modeling to examine the manner in which the Confucius Institutes from China influence trust of non-Chinese denizen towards national governments. Regions/continents investigated include East Asia, Southeast Asia, Central Asia, the Middle East, Europe, the North America, South America as well as Africa.
2. Using survey data, he examines the manner in which Confucius Institutes, infrastructure investment and Panda Diplomacy from China has any positive impacts on non-Chinese perception towards the Asian giant. Regions examined include East Asia, Southeast Asia, Africa and Latin America. We use multilevel modeling as our primary vehicle of investigation since we utilize survey data.
3. Alongside his coauthors he is compiling comprehensive datasets on Confucius Institutes and Pandas sent by China as loans to foreign nations.