Prof. Wei-Bin Zhang

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

College of International Management




1998 Ph.D., Economics, University of Umeå, Sweden

1986 M.Sc., Civil Engineering, Kyoto University, Japan

1982 B. A., Economic Geography, Peking University, China

Publications (Selected)


  1. Zhang, W.B. (2020) The General Economic Theory: An Integrative Approach. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-56204-5.
  2. Zhang, W.B. (2011) The Rise and Fall of China’s Last Dynasty: The Deepening of the Chinese Servility. New York: Nova Science.
  3. Zhang, W.B. (2010) Fukuzawa Yukichi: The Pioneer of East Asia’s Westernization with Ancient Confucianism. Frederick, MD.: PublishAmerica.
  4. Zhang, W.B. (2009) Monetary Growth Theory: Money, Interest, Prices, Capital, Knowledge, and Economic Structure over Time and Space. London: Routledge.
  5. Zhang, W.B. 张卫彬 (2009) 别府清音. 沈阳市: 辽宁出版社. (A book of poems in Chinese, Lucid Voice from Beppu, Shenyang: Liaoning Province Publisher.
  6. Zhang, W.B. (2008) International Trade Theory: Capital, Knowledge, Economic Structure, Money and Prices over Time and Space. Berlin: Springer.
  7. Zhang, W.B. (2007) New China’s Long March from Servility to Freedom. New York: Nova Science.
  8. Zhang, W.B. (2006) Growth with Income and Wealth Distribution. London: Macmillan.
  9. Zhang, W.B. (2006) Discrete Dynamical Systems, Bifurcations and Chaos in Economics, in “Mathematics in Science and Engineering”, vol. 204. Elsevier: Amsterdam.
  10. Zhang, W.B (2006) Hong Kong - The Pearl Made of the British Mastery and the Chinese Docile-Diligence. New York: Nova Science.
  11. Zhang, W.B. (2005) Differential Equations, Bifurcations, and Chaos in Economics, in “Series on Advances in Mathematics for Applied Sciences”, vol. 68. Singapore: World Scientific.
  12. Zhang, W.B. (2005) Economic Growth Theory. Hampshire: Ashgate.
  13. Zhang, W.B. (2003) A Theory of Interregional Dynamics - Spatial Models with Capital, Knowledge, and Structures. Berlin: Springer.
  14. Zhang, W.B. (2003) The American Civilization Portrayed by Ancient Confucianism. New York: Algora Publisher.Zhang, W.B. (2003) Taiwan’s Modernization. Singapore: World Scientific.
  15. Zhang, W.B. (2002) Singapore’s Modernization - Westernization and Modernizing Confucian Manifestations. New York: Nova Science.
  16. Zhang, W.B. (2002) An Economic Theory of Cities - Spatial Models with Capital, Knowledge, and Structures. Berlin: Springer.
  17. Zhang, W.B (2000) Adam Smith and Confucius - The Theory of Moral Sentiments and The Analects. New York: Nova Science.
  18. Zhang, W.B. (2000) A Theory of International Trade - Capital, Knowledge and Economic Structures. Berlin: Springer.
  19. Zhang, W.B. (1999) Confucianism and Industrialization. London: Macmillan.
  20. Zhang, W.B. (1999) Capital and Knowledge - Dynamics of Economic Structures with Non-constant Returns. Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg
  21. Zhang, W.B. (1998) Japan versus China in the Industrial Race. London: Macmillan.
  22. Zhang, W.B. (1996) Knowledge and Value - Economic Structures with Time and Space. Umeå Economic Studies, Umeå: Umeå University.
  23. Zhang, W.B. (1991) Synergetic Economics. Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg (translated into Japanese by Toichiro Asada, Yuri Aruka, Toshio Inaba, and Wako Hirosi, Tyoko: the Chuo University Press, 1994; into Russian by N.V. Ostrovskaya, Moscow: Mir Publishers).
  24. Zhang, W.B. (1990) Economic Dynamics - Growth and Development. Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg.

Peer-review Journals

  1. Zhang, W.B. (2020) Economic Growth and Wealth Accumulation with Perfect and Monopolistic Competition. The USV Annals of Economics and Public Administration 20(1), 7-25.
  2. Zhang, W.B. (2020) Corruption and Public Service in an Extended Solowian Growth Model with Endogenous Labor Supply. Journal of Economic Policy Researches 7(2), 1-20.
  3. Zhang, W.B. (2020) Increasing Returns and Economic Geography with Solow, Dixit-Stiglitz, and Krugman Unified. Spatial Economics 16(2), 19-38.
  4. Zhang, W.B. (2020) Money and Growth in a MIU-Based Walrasian General Equilibrium Model. Montenegrin Journal of Economics 16(1), 7-20.
  5. Zhang, W.B. (2020) Creativity, Returns to Scale, and Growth with Solow, Dixit-Stiglitz, and Romer Integrated. Eastern Journal of Economics and Finance. 5(1), 1-16.
  6. Zhang, W.B. (2020) Optimal Taxation in the Solow-Uzawa Growth Model with Public Goods. Journal of Social and Development Sciences 10(3), 1-11.
  7. Zhang, W.B. (2020) Global Development, Trade, Human Capital, and Business Cycles. Oradea Journal of Business and Economics V(Special Issue), 9-29.
  8. Zhang, W.B. (2020) Global Growth and National Urban Development with Housing. Fiscaoeconomia 4(2), 382-421.
  9. Zhang, W.B. (2020) Monopsony and Discrimination in Labor Market in the Solow-Stiglitz Two-Group Neoclassical Growth Model. World Journal of Applied Economics 6(1), 1-19. doi: 10.22440/wjae.6.1.1
  10. Zhang, W.B. (2020) Economic Growth with Tourism and Environmental Change. International Journal of Economic Development Research (IJEDR) 1(2), 110-135.
  11. Zhang, W.B. (2020) Economic Growth, Habit Formation, and Business Cycle. BizEcons Quarterly 10, 3-25.
  12. Zhang, W.B. (2020) Population, Wealth, and Business Cycles with Job Discrimination. Sumerianz Journal of Social Science 3(3), 23-32.
  13. Zhang, W.B. (2020) Monopolies and Perfect Competition in Solow-Uzawa’s General Equilibrium Growth Model. Russian Journal of Industrial Economics 12(4), 405-15.
  14. Zhang, W.B. (2020) Cournot-Nash Family Decision and Economic Growth in an Extended Solowian Model. Academicus International Scientific Journal 21, 101-14.
  15. Zhang, W.B. (2020) Social Capital, Endogenous Labor Supply, and Economic Development. Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Management Studies 7(1), 25-33.
  16. Zhang, W.B. (2020) Gender Power and Family Decision in an Extended Solowian Economic Growth Model. Technium Social Sciences Journal 5(1), 70-83.
  17. Zhang, W.B. (2019) Tax Competition between Regional Governments and National and Interregional Economic Growth. Sociology and Social Work Review.3(2), 6-31.
  18. Zhang, W.B. (2019) Education, Saving, Tourism, Imported Energy, Foreign Good, and Trade Balance of a Small Open Economy. Smart Cities and Regional Development Journal 3(ii), 9-28.
  19. Zhang, W.B. (2019) Growth, Corruption, and Business Cycles. Current Analysis on Economics & Finance 1, 11-17.
  20. Zhang, W.B. (2019) Global Business Cycles in a Neoclassical Growth Model with Spirits of Capitalism. Bulletin of Economic Theory and Analysis 4(1), 13-33.
  21. Zhang, W.B. (2019) Competition versus Monopolistic Competition by Integrating Solow-Uzawa and Dixit-Stiglitz. Ovidius University Annals. Economic Sciences Series XIX(2), 390-400.
  22. Zhang, W.B. (2019) Monopsony and Discrimination Against Woman in Labor Market in an Extended Solowian Model. Research in Economics and Business: Central and Eastern Europe 11(2), 1-15.
  23. Zhang, W.B. (2019) Endogenous Population in a Neoclassical Growth Model with Wealth and Time Values. Noble International Journal of Economics and Financial Research. 45(9), 47-63.
  24. Zhang, W.B. (2019) Urban Growth and Economic Fluctuations with Land Value and Land Rent. Malaysian Journal of Economic Studies. 56(2), 267-77.
  25. Zhang, W.B. (2019) Tourism, Growth and Business Cycles. International Journal of Trade, Economics and Finance 10(4), 99-103.
  26. Zhang, W.B. (2019) Growth, Environment and Business Cycles in a Multi-Regional Economy. Green Finance 1(2), 205-220. doi: 10.3934/GF.2019.2.205.
  27. Zhang, W.B. (2019) Economic Growth and the Taylor Rule in the Solow-Tobin Model. Asian Business Review 9(2), 49-56.
  28. Zhang, W.B. (2019) A Simple Growth Model Based on Neoclassical Growth, Monopolistic Competition, and Walrasian General Equilibrium Theories. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 9(3) 1005-27. DOI: 10.6007/IJARBSS/v9-i3/5758
  29. Zhang, W.B. (2019) Money and Price Dynamics under the Gold Standard in the One-Sector Neoclassical Growth Model. Lecturas de Economía 90, 45-69.
  30. Zhang, W.B. (2019) Growth and National Debt with Imported Goods, Tourism, and Public Good. Pakistan Journal of Applied Economics. Special Issue 2018, 587-607.
  31. Zhang, W.B. (2018) Public Knowledge, Individual Human Capital, and Private Wealth in a Generalized Dynamic Walrasian General Equilibrium Theory. Social Economic Debates.7(1), 74-99.
  32. Zhang, W.B. (2018) Dynamic Interactions Between Health, Human Capital and Wealth. Academicus International Scientific Journal 17(January), 122-45.
  33. Zhang, W.B. (2018) National Debt and Economic Growth with Externalities and Congestions. Economic Alternatives 2018(2), 175-191.
  34. Zhang, W.B. (2018) Regional Economic Structure, Amenities and Disparities in a Neoclassical Growth Model. Eastern European Journal for Regional Studies 4(2), 73-93.
  35. Zhang, W.B. (2018) An Integration of Solow’s Growth and Dixit-Stiglitz’s Monopolistic Competition Models. SPOUDAI Journal of Economics and Business 64(4), 3-19.