Xu, Xiaocong

Email: xuxiaocong@nju.edu.cn

Assistant Professor, Department of International Economics and Trade


I am an assistant professor at Nanjing University, specializing in international trade and urban economics. My principal research area is international trade, with a focus on gains from trade and firm-level misallocations. My work has been published in top economics journals like Social Science in China and the Journal of World Economy. I won the 20th An Zijie International Trade ResearchAwards in 2018.

I received a B.S. and M.S. from the South China University of Technology. My undergraduate and graduate majors are Mathematics and Statistics. I also received an M.A. and Ph.D. from Clark University, both in Economics.


Research interests

1. Gains from trade

2. Resource misallocation

3. Firm heterogeneity theory

4. Global value chains


Teaching fields

1. Intermediate econometrics

2. Advanced econometrics

3. International trade