Daniel Yi Xu

Daniel Yi Xu

Professor of Economics

External Address: 
220 Social Sciences Bldg, Box 90097, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office 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.


  • Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University 2007

Guner, N., G. Ventura, and Y. Xu. “Macroeconomic implications of size-dependent policies.” Review of Economic Dynamics 11, no. 4 (October 1, 2008): 721–44. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.red.2008.01.005. Full Text

Aw, B. Y., M. J. Roberts, and D. Y. Xu. “R&D investments, exporting, and the evolution of firm productivity.” American Economic Review 98, no. 2 (May 1, 2008): 451–56. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.98.2.451. Full Text

Guner, N., G. Ventura, and X. Yi. “How costly are restrictions on size?Japan and the World Economy 18, no. 3 (August 1, 2006): 302–20. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.japwor.2004.11.002. Full Text