Xiaoli Fan, PhD

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Resource Economics & Environmental Sociology

Pronouns: she, her, hers


Assistant Professor, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Resource Economics & Environmental Sociology
(780) 492-4711
545 General Services Building
9007 - 116 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H1

WM 2-3:30pm


Area of Study / Keywords

Agricultural Economics Consumer Demand Producer Behaviour Antimicrobial Use in Livestock Agent-Based Modelling


Xiaoli Fan is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta. Xiaoli received her PhD (2017) degree from Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University and her MA (2009) and BA (2007) degrees in international economics from Wuhan University, China. Xiaoli’s research focuses on understanding consumer and producer behaviour to inform better agricultural policies and decision-making. Her other research interests include food and agribusiness management, antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance in the livestock industry, bioeconomic modelling, and pest and disease management.


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Working Papers:

  1. Enesi, Rebecca O., Miles Dyck, Scott Chang, Malinda Thilakarathna, Xiaoli Fan, Stephen Strelkov, and Linda Gorim. 2023. ‘Liming Remediates Soil Acidity and Improves Crop Yield and Profitability - A Meta Analysis.’ Under Review.
  2. Wang, Huanhuan, Xiaoli Fan, Qilan Zhao, and Pengfei Cui. 2023. ‘Emissions Reduction Strategy in A Three-Stage Agrifood Value Chain: A Dynamic Differential Game Approach.’ Under Review.  
  3. Chen, Yunxuan, Xiaoli Fan, Ellen Goddard, and Shady S. Atallah. 2023. ‘Cost-Effectiveness of Antimicrobial Use Strategies in Beef Feedlots: Mass Medications versus Individual Animal Treatment’.

Work in Progress:

  1. Adeline D. Yeh, Rodriguez, Mauricio Soria, Xiaoli Fan, and Catharine Weber. 2023. ‘Potato Industry Trend Report’. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
  2. Wang, Huanhuan, and Xiaoli Fan. 2023. ‘Emission Reduction Coordination and Collaboration in the Beef Supply Chain’.
  3. Wang, Huanhuan, Feng Qiu, Xiaoli Fan, Yanan Zheng, and Mauricio Soria Rodriguez. 2023. “Optimal Biofuel Refinery Locations.”
  4. Chen, Huan, Xiaoli Fan, and Yuehua Zhang. 2023. ‘Driving Factors of Antimicrobial Use in Pig Farms in China’.
  5. Fan, Xiaoli, and Sandeep Mohapatra. 2023. ‘Marriage Law Change and Intra-Household Time Allocaiton’.
  6. Goddard, Ellen, and Xiaoli Fan. 2023. ‘The Effects of Fairness Considerations on Consumer Preference for Novel Food Products in Canada’.


  1. 2022/4-2025/12. RDAR (Results Driven Agriculture Research), Accelerating Agricultural Innovations. Akim Omokanye (PI), Xiaoli Fan (Co-I), and many others. “Evaluation of the Ecosystem Services and Profitability of Perennial Grain Crops for Integrated Grain and Forage Production in Alberta.” (Project total: $834,033)
  2. 2023/1-2024/12. Agriculture Funding Consortium, CAP Adapting Innovative Solutions in Agriculture Program. Akim Omokanye (PI), Xiaoli Fan (Co-I), and many others. “The Forage Production and Quality Potential, and Ecosystem Functions of Perennial Forage Mixes.” (Project total: $65,780)
  3. 2019/10-2024/9. Genome Canada, Large-Scale Applied Research Project (LSARP). Cheryl Waldner (Project Lead), Simon Otto (Project Lead), Xiaoli Fan (Co-I), Henry An (Co-I), and many others. “Genomic ASSETS (Antimicrobial Stewardship Systems from Evidence-based Treatment Strategies) for Livestock.” (Project total: $5.6 million)
  4. 2020/4-2023/9. Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF), Future Energy Systems. Xiaoli Fan (PI). “Agent-Based Modeling of Energy Transition Toward Future Energy Systems.” (Project total: $50,000)
  5. 2019/12-2020/3. University of Alberta, SIG (SSHRC Institutional Grant). Xiaoli Fan (PI). “The Economic Impact of Restrictions on Antimicrobial Use in Food Animal Production on Canadian Livestock Industry.” (Project total: $7,000)
  6. 2018/5-2019/10. University of Alberta, Killam Research Fund Cornerstones Grant Program. Xiaoli Fan (PI). “A Bioeconomic Model of Mountain Pine Beetle Control.” (Project total: $37,600)
  7. 2018/2-2019/1. Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada (AAFC). Xiaoli Fan (PI). “Effect of Information on Consumer Acceptance of Genetically Modified Potatoes in Canada.” (Project total: $24,955)
  8. 2018/5-2018/9. University of Alberta, Support for the Advancement of Scholarship (SAS). Xiaoli Fan (PI). “Consumer Acceptance of GM Potatoes in Canada.” (Project total: $2,672)




AREC 333 - Economics of Production and Resource Management

Application of economic concepts and introduction of management tools related to production decision-making for resource-based businesses. Integration of biophysical and environmental relationships with economic objectives in allocating resources. Introduction to quantitative tools used in applied production management decision-making. Prerequisite: AREC 200, AREC 365, or ECON 281.

AREC 502 - Advanced Price Analysis

Principles of consumer demand and producer supply analysis including theoretical and empirical approaches to the analysis of consumer and producer choice. Applications include food demand analysis (single equations and systems approaches), price expectations and producer supply decisions, market model simulation and policy evaluation, and economic welfare measurement. Corequisite: ECON 481.

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Featured Publications

Rodriguez, Mauricio Soria, Adeline D. Yeh, Xiaoli Fan, and Catharine Weber

Vegetables and Pulses Outlook: April 2023. Situation and Outlook Report VGS-370. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.. 2023 April;

Xiaoli Fan; Miguel I. Gómez; Shady S. Atallah; Jon M. Conrad

American Journal of Agricultural Economics. 2020 August; 102 (4):1227–1244 10.1002/ajae.12028

D Adeline Yeh, Francis A Drummond, Miguel I Gómez, Xiaoli Fan

Journal of Economic Entomology. 2020 June; 113 (3):1262–1269 10.1093/jee/toz360

Violet Muringai, Xiaoli Fan, Ellen Goddard

Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics. 2020 April; 68 (1):47-63 10.1111/cjag.12221

Xiaoli Fan, Miguel I Gómez, Phillip S Coles

Agricultural and Resource Economics Review. 2019 December; 48 (Special Issue 3):414-432 10.1017/age.2019.21

Hong, Yeon A., R. Karina Gallardo, Xiaoli Fan, Shady Atallah, and Miguel I. Gómez.

2019 September; 44 (3):646-663 10.22004/ag.econ.292336

Deishin Lee, Erkut Sönmez, Miguel I. Gómez, Xiaoli Fan

Food Policy. 2017 April; 68 10.1016/j.foodpol.2016.12.004

Erkut Sönmez, Deishin Lee, Miguel I. Gómez, and Xiaoli Fan.

American Journal of Agricultural Economics. 2016 March; 98 (2):549-563 10.1093/ajae/aav069