Xingfei Liu, PhD

Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts - Economics Dept


Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts - Economics Dept


Area of Study / Keywords

Labor economics Applied econometrics


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 am interested in 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. I am also interested in human capital accumulation and its dynamics with other labor market outcomes.


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


ECON 494 - Economic Data Analysis I

Computer programming for the statistical analysis and econometric modelling of data in economics. The statistical programs introduced and used in the course include SAS, R, Python or similar computer programming languages. Prerequisites: ECON 109 and ECON 299 or equivalent.

ECON 903 - Independent Study I

Individual study under the supervision of a faculty member. Note: may be taken more than once if the topic is different. Consent of Department required.

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Featured Publications

Chuhong Wang, Xingfei Liu, Zizhong Yan

Review of Economics of the Household. 2020 September;

Akguc Mehtap, Xingfei liu, Massimiliano Tani, Chuhong Wang

China Economic Review. 2020 January; 60

Christian Belzil, Jorgen Hansen, Xingfei Liu

Quantitative Economics. 2017 January; 8

Akguc Mehtap, Massimiliano Tani, Xingfei Liu, Klaus Zimmermann

China Economic Review. 2016 January; 37

Jorgen Hansen, Xingfei Liu

Canadian Journal of Economics. 2015 January; 48

Shen Guo, Yan Zhao, Xingfei Liu

Journal of Macroeconomics. 2014 January; 42

Jorgen Hansen, Magnus Lofstrom, Xingfei Liu, Xuelin Zhang

Research in Labor Economics. 2014 January; 39

Syed Ahsan, Xingfei Liu

Journal of Development and Economic Policies. 2008 January; 10 (2)