Wenzhu David Tang

Wenzhu David Tang

School of Economics and Public Policy

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

Wenzhu David Tang is a postdoctoral researcher in the Water, Environment and Food economics policy group (WEF), School of Economics and Public Policy, University of Adelaide.

His current major research field is in Australian water study and his general research interest is in new technology applications and behavioural market & consumer study. At the moment, he is looking at the bargaining power in the MDB water market.

In mid 2023, he completed his research work in the Department for Energy and Mining (DEM), Government of South Australia on Optimising the location for renewable energy recharge stations in SA (report and slide deck).

His PhD (Sep/2019-May/2023) was basically investigating online market consumer behaviour with flexible data approaches. The research topic was "Investigating online market consumer behaviour applying spatial, big data and machine learning approaches: cases in Daigou, e-commerce platform and the NFT market". He also co-authored research on agricultural economics and public policy.

For 2022-2023, he honed and polished his technical skills in applying AI tools in the systematic literature review (SLR) while in Centre for Global Food and Resources (GFAR). This is widely presented to HDR students and researchers in schools of the University of Adelaide and also other universities around Australia.

For 2021-2022, he worked on the price formation process for online infant formula products, elaborating on the role of user-generated comments. He applied Natural Language Processing (NLP) methods to examine the role of user-generated comments on the product in this process. Also, he studied the bargaining power of trading parties in the NFT crypto market using Ethereum blockchain NFT transaction data.

For 2017-2021, he studied the Daigou (informal cross-border e-commerce practice) phenomenon and its ecology. From 2018 to 2023, he also worked as a research assistant for several programmes on the Australian mango business, water policy, park interventions, and Chinese food survey.

  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    Chinese (Cantonese) Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Chinese (Mandarin) Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2019 - 2023 University of Adelaide Australia Doctor of Philosophy
    2017 - 2019 University of Adelaide Australia Master of Global Food and Agricultural Business
    2013 - 2016 South China Agricultural University China Bachelor of Material Science and Engineering
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    Applied Data Science with Python Specialization University of Michigan -
    IBM Data Science Professional Certificate IBM -
    Natural Language Processing Specialization DeepLearning.AI -
    Decentralized Finance (DeFi): The Future of Finance Specialization Duke University -
    A Crash Course in Causality: Inferring Causal Effects from Observational Data University of Pennsylvania -
  • Research Interests

  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2022 - ongoing Member Economic Society of Australia Australia
  • Presentation

    Date Topic Presented at Institution Country
    2023 - ongoing Unleashing AI techniques in Systematic Literature Review (SLR) - University of Adelaide Australia
    2022 - ongoing Impacts of user-generated comments on price formation in cross-border e-commerce market: the case of infant formula in China - Australian Conference of Economists (ACE) 2022 Australia

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