Dr Umer Shahzad currently works as senior researcher and Assistant Professor in Anhui University of Finance and Economics. He holds PhD Economics (Finance Specialization) from School of Economics, Shandong University, China. His research interests include capital flows, energy economics and environmental sustainability. He works in close collaboration with Anhui economic and Cultural Research Association in China. Dr. Umer current research is focused on COVID-19, economic policy uncertainty, economic complexity and environmental footprints. He welcomes new research collaborations and initiatives.