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Research Interests for Xiao Yu Wang

Research Interests:

Professor Wang's major fields of interest are development economics and microeconomic theory. She uses a combination of theoretical and empirical tools to study the equilibrium emergence, evolution, and persistence of institutional structure, particularly in the unique environments of developing economies. She specializes in understanding informal financial institutions by developing empirically-testable models and taking the theoretical predictions to data. She also studies institutions which influence the production and transmission of information, such as credit registries and media channels. Her more purely theoretical interests include communication games and market design.

Recent Publications
  1. Wang, XY; Suarez Serrato, JC; Zhang, S, The Limits of Meritocracy: Screening Bureaucrats Under Imperfect Verifiability (March, 2017)
  2. Wang, XY, Endogenous Insurance and Informal Relationships, Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID) Working Paper no. 161 (February, 2015) [abs]
  3. Wang, XY, Policy-making and the adaptability of informal institutions, The World Bank Economic Review, vol. 29 no. suppl 1 (January, 2015), pp. S174-S181, Oxford University Press (OUP) [doi[abs]
  4. Wang, XY, Risk Sorting, Portfolio Choice, and Endogenous Informal Insurance (August, 2014)
  5. Wang, XY, A Note on Moral Hazard and Linear Compensation Schemes, Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (Erid) Working Paper no. 160 (July, 2013) [abs]

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