Xingfei Liu, PhD

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Arts - Economics Dept

Contact

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Arts - Economics Dept
Email
xingfei@ualberta.ca

Overview

About

I am a labor economist in the Department of Economics at the University of Alberta. My research guides public policy by estimating the effects of interventions in labor markets. I have devoted particular attention to policies that might increase female labor force participation and reduce gender wage gaps, but have a general interest in any policy that improves labor market outcomes for any disadvantaged group. I also study the effect of labor market institutions on economic efficiency, especially in China. A third research stream investigates the economic assimilation of immigrants in the U.S. and in Canada.


Research

Labor Economics, Applied Econometrics, Policy Evaluation, Economics of Migration

Courses

ECON 399 - Introductory Econometrics

An elementary treatment of the major topics in econometrics with emphasis on applied regression methods. Prerequisites: ECON 109, ECON 281, 282 and 299 or equivalent, and MATH 156 or equivalent. Note: Not open to students with credit in AREC 313.

Fall Term 2020
ECON 431 - Labor Economics

Topics include demand for labor, supply of labor, wage differentials, trade union behavior, the minimum wage, education and income distribution, discrimination, mandatory retirement, and non-market work. Prerequisites: ECON 109, ECON 281 and MATH 154 or equivalent.

Fall Term 2020
ECON 599 - Applied Econometrics

The role of economic theory in the process of specification and estimation of models. Interpretation and critical evaluation of applied work by means of selected topics in economics and econometrics. Prerequisite: ECON 598 or equivalent.

Winter Term 2021

Publications

Expropriation with hukou change and labour market outcomes in China
Author(s): Akguc Mehtap, Xingfei liu, Massimiliano Tani, Chuhong Wang
Publication Date: 2020
Publication: China Economic Review
Volume: 60
Page Numbers: online 101391
External Link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1043951X1930152X
Dynamic Skill Accumulation, Education Policies and the Return to Schooling
Author(s): Christian Belzil, Jorgen Hansen, Xingfei Liu
Publication Date: 2017
Publication: Quantitative Economics
Volume: 8
Page Numbers: 895-927
External Link: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.3982/QE321
Risk Attitude and Migration: Evidence from China
Author(s): Akguc Mehtap, Massimiliano Tani, Xingfei Liu, Klaus Zimmermann
Publication Date: 2016
Publication: China Economic Review
Volume: 37
Page Numbers: 166-176
External Link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1043951X15001583
Estimating Labor Supply Responses and Welfare Participation: Using a Natural Experiment to Validate a Structural Labor Supply Model
Author(s): Jorgen Hansen, Xingfei Liu
Publication Date: 2015
Publication: Canadian Journal of Economics
Volume: 48
Page Numbers: 1831-1854
External Link: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/caje.12181
Trading Frictions and Consumption-output Comovement
Author(s): Shen Guo, Yan Zhao, Xingfei Liu
Publication Date: 2014
Publication: Journal of Macroeconomics
Volume: 42
Page Numbers: 229-240
External Link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0164070414001025
State Dependence in Social Assistance Receipt in Canada
Author(s): Jorgen Hansen, Magnus Lofstrom, Xingfei Liu, Xuelin Zhang
Publication Date: 2014
Publication: Research in Labor Economics
Volume: 39
Page Numbers: 81-106
External Link: https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/S0147-912120140000039002/full/html
Understanding Unemployment in the Arab Countries: Towards A Policy Framework
Author(s): Syed Ahsan, Xingfei Liu
Publication Date: 2008
Publication: Journal of Development and Economic Policies
Volume: 10
Issue: 2
External Link: http://www.arab-api.org/publicationlists.aspx?publication_cat_id=5#prettyPhoto[iframe]/22/