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Lian Wang

Lian Wang
Assistant Professor, School of Economics and Management, Southwest Petroleum University, and Visiting Scholar, School of Business, University of Utah

The Meheroo Jussawalla Research Prize Award for the best participant research paper is named in honor of the late international telecommunications scholar Meheroo Jussawalla, a long-time PTC member and contributor to PTC. The 2018 Meheroo Jussawalla Research Prize Award Winner is Lian Wang, Assistant Professor at the School of Economics and Management, Southwest Petroleum University, People’s Republic of China.

His paper, co-authored by Chun Liu, Professor at the School of Economics and Management at Southwest Jiaotong University in China, titled Building Communities, Does National Broadband Plan Narrow Digital Divide? Evidence from China, explores how a national broadband plan could narrow a nation’s regional digital divide using recent national statistical data sets to quantify the impact of China’s national broadband strategy on the digital divide. It also focuses on how the emphasis on broadband policy must be changed from continuing to invest in infrastructure to targeting users directly, especially in countries that have entered the saturation stage of broadband development.

Lian Wang will be presenting his paper on Sunday, 21 January 2018 in Research Workshop: Overcoming the Digital Divide, which will be held from 13.30-15.00 in South Pacific 2.