Dr Vanesa Pesque-Cela

Liverpool Business School

Dr Vanesa Pesqué-Cela is a Senior Lecturer in International Business Management and a China specialist at Liverpool Business School, Liverpool John Moores University. She is also a Research Associate at the School of Finance and Management, SOAS University of London, and an Affiliated Researcher at the Stockholm China Economic Research Institute, Stockholm School of Economics.

Prior to joining LJMU, she held a lectureship at King’s College London, and a senior teaching fellowship at SOAS University of London, where she taught in the areas of international business management, entrepreneurship and corporate governance. She also held various research positions at the Stockholm School of Economics and SOAS University of London, where she conducted research on China’s fiscal and financial systems.

Her current research interests are in the fields of international business, development economics, public economics and political economy. Much of her recent work has focused on financial inclusion and income inequality in developing countries. Her research has been published in outlets such as the Journal of Comparative Economics and the European Journal of Finance.

She holds a PhD in Finance and Management from SOAS University of London, an MSc in International Management for China also from SOAS, and a BA in Politics and Public Management from the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

Journal article

Pesque-Cela V, Tian L, Luo D, Tobin D, Kling G. 2021. Defining and measuring financial inclusion: A systematic review and confirmatory factor analysis Journal of International Development, :1-26 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Kling G, Pesqué-Cela V, Tian L, Luo D. 2020. A theory of financial inclusion and income inequality The European Journal of Finance, :1-21 DOI

Demir A, Pesqué-Cela V, Altunbas Y, Murinde V. 2020. Fintech, financial inclusion and income inequality: a quantile regression approach The European Journal of Finance, :1-22 DOI

Pesqué-Cela V, Tao R, Liu Y, Sun L. 2009. Challenging, complementing or assuming ‘the Mandate of Heaven’? Political distrust and the rise of self-governing social organizations in rural China Journal of Comparative Economics, 37 :151-168 DOI

Chapters

Pesque-Cela V. 2018. Corruption in China Warf B. Handbook on the Geographies of Corruption :313-330 Edward Elgar Publishing. Cheltenham, Massachusetts

Conference publication

Oughton C, Pesque-Cela V, Tobin D. The evolution of the financial system in China: A diversity index The 2018 European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy Conference

Pesque-Cela V, Tian L, Luo D, Kling G. Defining and measuring financial inclusion: Evidence from cross-country datasets and China The Stockholm School of Economics and Peking University 2018 Joint Conference on Finance, Trade and Political Economy

Pesque-Cela V. Decentralization and accountability in authoritarian regimes: Evidence from rural China The 2017 European Public Choice Society Conference

Conference presentation:

Fintech, Financial Inclusion and Income Inequality: A Quantile Regression Approach, SOAS University of London and Nankai University Joint Conference on Financial Inclusion and Fintech, SOAS, London, Oral presentation. 2019

The Evolution of the Financial System in China: A Diversity Index, The European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy Annual Conference, The University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, Nice, France, Oral presentation. 2018

Defining and Measuring Financial Inclusion: Evidence from Cross-Country Datasets and China, The Stockholm School of Economics and Peking University Joint Conference on Finance, Trade and Political Economy, Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm, Sweden, Oral presentation. 2018

Decentralization and Accountability in Authoritarian Regimes: Evidence from Rural China, The European Public Choice Society Annual Conference, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary, Oral presentation. 2017

Conference organisation:

SOAS University of London and Nankai University Joint Conference on Financial Inclusion and Fintech, SOAS University of London. 2019

Other invited event:

Financial Inclusion in China: Conceptual, Methodological and Policy Issues, SOAS Centre for Global Finance Seminar, SOAS University of London, Invited seminar. 2018

The Political Economy of Decentralization in China: Implications for Government Accountability, Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics Seminar, Stockholm School of Economics, Invited seminar. 2017

Fellowships:

Visiting Research Fellow, Stockholm China Economic Research Institute, Stockholm School of Economics. 2016

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