Daniel Yi Xu

Professor of Economics

Office location

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

Mailing address

Box 90097, Durham, NC 27708


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, Management Science, the Review of Economic Studies, the Rand Journal of Economics, the Review of Economic Dynamics, and the World Bank Economic Review. He is currently 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.