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 Sustainable Agrifood Systems Consumer and Producer Behavior Bioeconomic Modelling Agent-Based Modelling


Xiaoli Fan is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta. Xiaoli received her Ph.D. (2017) degree from the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University, and her MSc (2009) and BA (2007) degrees in international economics from Wuhan University, China. Xiaoli’s research focuses on understanding consumer and producer behavior to inform better agricultural policies and decision-making. Her specific research interests include consumer preference for emerging food issues, agrifood sustainability, agrifood value chain coordination, antibiotic use in livestock, bioeconomic modeling, and agent-based modeling.


My Google Scholar Page

Work in Progress:

  1. Wang, Huanhuan, Xiaoli Fan, Qilan Zhao, and Pengfei Cui. “Emissions Reduction Strategy in A Three-Stage Agrifood Value Chain: A Dynamic Differential Game Approach.” 
  2. Wang, Huanhuan, and Xiaoli Fan. “Emission Reduction Coordination in the Beef Supply Chain.” 
  3. Cologna, Viktoria, G. Mede Niels, ......, Ellen Goddard, Xiaoli Fan, and many others. “Trust in Scientists and Their Role in Society: A Global Assessment.” 
  4. Yeh, Adeline D., Mauricio Soria Rodriguez, Xiaoli Fan, and Catharine Weber. “Potato Industry Trend Report.” Economic Research Report, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service. 
  5. Chen, Yunxuan, Xiaoli Fan, Ellen Goddard, and Shady S. Atallah. “Cost-Effectiveness of Antimicrobial Use Strategies in Beef Feedlots: Mass Medications versus Individual Animal Treatment.” 
  6. Chen, Huan, Xiaoli Fan, and Yuehua Zhang. “Driving Factors of Antimicrobial Use in Pig Farms in China.”
  7. Wang, Huanhuan, Feng Qiu, Xiaoli Fan, and Mauricio Soria Rodriguez. “Optimal Biofuel Refinery Locations.”
  8. Fan, Xiaoli, and Sandeep Mohapatra. “Marriage Law Change and Intra-Household Time Allocation.”




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.

Browse more courses taught by Xiaoli Fan

Featured Publications

Huanhuan Wang, Xiaoli Fan, Qilan Zhao, Pengfei Cui

PLOS ONE. 2023 November; 10.1371/journal.pone.0294472

Rebecca Oiza Enesi, Miles Dyck, Scott Chang, Malinda S. Thilakarathna, Xiaoli Fan, Stephen Strelkov, Linda Yuya Gorim

Frontiers in Agronomy. 2023 June; 10.3389/fagro.2023.1194896

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; 10.1002/ajae.12028

D. Adeline Yeh, Frank Drummond, Miguel I Gómez, Xiaoli Fan

Journal of Economic Entomology. 2020 June; 10.1093/jee/toz360

Violet Muringai, Xiaoli Fan, Ellen Goddard

Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics/Revue canadienne d'agroeconomie. 2020 March; 10.1111/cjag.12221

Xiaoli Fan, Miguel I. Gómez, Phillip S. Coles

Agricultural and Resource Economics Review. 2019 December; 10.1017/age.2019.21

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

Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics. 2019 September; 10.22004/AG.ECON.292336

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

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

Industrial and Systems Engineering at Work. 2016 August;

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

American Journal of Agricultural Economics. 2016 March; 10.1093/ajae/aav069

View additional publications