Daniel Yi Xu

Professor of Economics

Office location

220 Social Sciences Bldg, Box 90097, Durham, NC 27708

Mailing address

Box 90097, Durham, NC 27708

(919) 660-1824


Professor Yi (Daniel) Xu’s research focuses on Productivity, International Trade, and Industrial Organization. He has received numerous grants from the National Science Foundation, the Private Enterprise Development in Low-Income Countries, and the NET Institute. His most recent work has been published in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, the Review of Economic Studies, the Rand Journal of Economics, Management Science,  Review of Economic Dynamics, and the World Bank Economic Review. He is currently the co-editor of the Review of Economics and Statistics and an associate editor of the Rand Journal of Economics and the American Economic Journal: Applied. He previously served as the co-editor of the Journal of Development Economics. He has been working on projects that explore innovation, productivity, exporting and industry dynamics, with a special focus on emerging economies such as China, Colombia, Taiwan, Korea, and Turkey.