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Associate Professor

University of Central Oklahoma


Huiying Chen, Ph.D., is a macroeconomist with the department of economics at UCO. Her research is in the areas of macroeconomics, monetary economics, fiscal policy and open economies. Her research in monetary economics has focused primarily on evaluating conventional and unconventional monetary policies under both closed and open-economy frameworks, and how monetary regimes interact with fiscal policies.

Research, Published Work, and Scholarly Activities

Working Papers

  • Nominal GDP Targeting, Real Economic Activity and Inflation Stabilization in a New Keynesian Framework. Under Review
  • A Fiscal Perspective on Nominal GDP Targeting. (with Salem Abo Zaid and Ahmed Hashmiwu). Under Review
  • On the Welfare Implications of Nominal GDP Targeting. Under Review
  • Nominal GDP Targeting in Small Open Economies. 

Work In Progress

  • The Role of Securitization in Business Cycles.
  • The Impact of Oil Price in Stock Markets- An SVAR Approach. (with Kazuyoshi Ishida)
  • The Variability of Earnings in Chinese Subsidiaries Across Foreign Currency Translation Methodologies. (with Paul Holt)


  • ​​Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Central Oklahoma, 2017- Present.
  • ​Graduate Part-Time Instructor, Texas Tech University, 2012-2017.
  • ​Assistant to Sales Director, Grand World Inc. Shanghai, 2008-2010.
  • Broker, CITIC Securities Co., Ltd, Tianjin, 2007.

Education and Certifications

  • Ph.D., Economics, Texas Tech University
  • B.A., Economics, Tianjin University of Finance & Economics

Classes Taught

Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Money & Banking, Introduction to Economics.

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