Shan Wang has recently joined FSU CEFA as a Visiting Scholar in Research, supported by the China Scholarship Council. Shan is currently pursuing her doctorate in Economics at Lanzhou University. She holds a Master’s degree in Finance from Wuhan University and a Bachelor's degree in Law from Wuhan University of Technology. She has an extensive background in economics and law. Her current research interests focus on national, urban and regional competitiveness and institutional innovation. Additional research interests include risk management associated with Small and Medium (SME) loans.