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Daniel Yi Xu

Professor of Economics
Box 90097, Durham, NC 27708
220 Social Sciences Bldg, Box 90097, Durham, NC 27708


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 has been 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.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Professor of Economics · 2017 - Present Economics, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
Co-Director of Admissions for PhD Program of Economics · 2021 - Present Economics, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

Education, Training & Certifications

Pennsylvania State University · 2007 Ph.D.