Daniel Yi Xu, Professor of Economics and Faculty Director of the Triangle Research Data Center (TRDC)

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, Management Science, the Review of Economic Studies, the Rand Journal of Economics, the Review of Economic Dynamics, and the World Bank Economic Review. 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.

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 (Summer1 2021):

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.

Recent Publications

  1. 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]
  2. Cabral, L; Wang, Z; Xu, DY, Competitors, complementors, parents and places: Explaining regional agglomeration in the U.S. auto industry (October, 2018), pp. 1-29, Elsevier BV [doi]  [abs]
  3. 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]
  4. Chen, Z; Liu, Z; Suárez Serrato, JC; Yi Xu, D, Notching R&D Investment with Corporate Income Tax Cuts in China (June, 2018)
  5. Fieler, AC; Eslava, M; Xu, DY, Trade, quality upgrading, and input linkages: Theory and evidence from Colombia, American Economic Review, vol. 108 no. 1 (January, 2018), pp. 109-146, American Economic Association [doi]  [abs]

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