Xinyue Xue is a PhD student at the Birmingham Law School. She has a background in law and economics. Originally from China, she studied at the China University of Political Science and Law and Peking University. After that, she was awarded Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) student scholarship and completed the European Master in Law & Economics (EMLE) programme at the University of Hamburg and Erasmus University Rotterdam. Her past research focused on the intersection of law and finance, especially investor protection in the capital market. Now she is doing doctoral research on promoting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in public procurement under the supervision of Professor Martin Trybus and Dr Henok Asmelash.