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Daniel Yi Xu, Professor and Co-Director of Admissions for PhD Program

Daniel Yi Xu

Professor Yi (Daniel) Xu’s research focuses on Productivity, International Trade, and Industrial Organization. He has received numerous grants from the National Science Foundation, the Private Enterprise Development in Low-Income Countries, and the NET Institute. His most recent work has been published in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, the Review of Economic Studies, the Rand Journal of Economics, Management Science,  Review of Economic Dynamics, and the World Bank Economic Review. He is currently the co-editor of the Review of Economics and Statistics and an associate editor of the Rand Journal of Economics and the American Economic Journal: Applied. He previously served as the co-editor of the Journal of Development Economics. He is currently working on projects that explore innovation, productivity, exporting and industry dynamics, with a special focus on emerging economies such as China, Colombia, Taiwan, Korea, and Turkey.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  220 Social Sciences Bldg, Box 90097, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 660-1824
Email Address: send me a message
Web Page:  https://sites.google.com/site/yixusite/

Teaching (Fall 2022):

  • ECON 825.01, INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION Synopsis
    Social Sciences 105, TuTh 10:15 AM-11:30 AM
Teaching (Spring 2023):

  • ECON 882.01, TOPICS MACRO/INTERNATL FINANCE Synopsis
    Social Sciences 327, Tu 10:15 AM-12:45 PM
Education:

Ph.D.Pennsylvania State University2007
Specialties:

Economic Growth and Technological Change
International Economics and Finance
Industrial Organization
Research Interests:

Professor Xu’s research focuses on Productivity, International Trade, and Industrial Organization. He has received grants from the National Science Foundation, the Private Enterprise Development in Low-Income Countries, and the NET Institute. His most recent work has been published in the American Economic Review, the Rand Journal of Economics, the World Bank Economic Review, and the Review of Economic Dynamics. He is currently working on projects that explore innovation, productivity, exporting and industry dynamics, with a special focus on East Asian emerging economies such as China, Taiwan, and Korea.

Curriculum Vitae  Bio
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Chen, Z; Jiang, X; Liu, Z; Serrato, JCS; Xu, DY, Tax Policy and Lumpy Investment Behaviour: Evidence from China’s VAT Reform, Review of Economic Studies (June, 2022), Oxford University Press (OUP) [doi]  [abs]
  2. Chen, Z; He, Y; Liu, Z; Xu, DY; Serrato, JCS, The structure of business taxation in China, vol. 35 no. 1 (January, 2021), pp. 131-177 [doi]  [abs]
  3. Hu, MM; Yang, S; Xu, DY, Understanding the social learning effect in contagious switching behavior, Management Science, vol. 65 no. 10 (October, 2019), pp. 4771-4794, Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) [doi]  [abs]
  4. Xu, DY; Cabral, L; Wang, Z, Competitors, Complementors, and Parents: Explaining Regional Agglomeration in the U.S. Auto Industry (October, 2018), pp. 1-29, Elsevier BV [doi]  [abs]
  5. Roberts, MJ; Xu, DY; Fan, X; Zhang, S, The role of firm factors in demand, cost, and export market selection for chinese footwear producers, Review of Economic Studies, vol. 85 no. 4 (October, 2018), pp. 2429-2461, Oxford University Press (OUP) [doi]  [abs]

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