Jun Shen

  • Supervisors: Rafael Lopes De Melo & Axel Gottfries
  • Start Date: 01-Oct-2020
  • School of Economics

Contact details



The University of Edinburgh
School of Economics
Office 3.11
31 Buccleuch Place

Post code


Jun is working towards his PhD in Economics at the School of Economics. He previously earned an MSc in Economics from the University of Edinburgh and an MSc in Data Science from the University of Texas at Austin. Before that, he graduated from the University of Toronto with a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics and Economics.

Responsibilities & affiliations

SGPE affiliation

Undergraduate teaching

  • Economics 1
  • Economics 2
  • Economic Principles
  • Topics in Macroeconomics
  • Introductory Financial Economics

Research summary

Macroeconomics, Public Economics, Financial Economics

Current research interests

Jun's primary research interest is in the macroeconomics of entrepreneurship. He looks at the choice people make between working as an employee or starting their own ventures, and the effect of these decisions on the economy as a whole. His work aims to provide valuable insights for policymakers to make informed decisions. In addition, he is also interested in how machine learning can be applied to solve large state-space macro-finance models.