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Prof. Xinpeng XU
  • Professor
PhD, Economics
The Australian National University
2766 7139
2356 9550
Research Area:

Consulting, Research and Teaching Interests:
  • International economics and development economics

Xinpeng Xu is Professor of Economics in the School of Accounting and Finance, Faculty of Business, Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is also Director of FB-Belt and Road Centre, Hong Kong Polytechnic University and a Research Associate at the Australia-Japan Research Centre, Australian National University, Australia. His current research interests are in the areas of International Trade, Economic Growth and Resource Allocation, Firm Productivity, as well as Institution and Foreign Direct Investment. He is the recipient of Hong Kong Research Grant Council's competitive General Research Fund (2014/2015; 2016/2017). He is also the recipient of Faculty Prize for Outstanding Performance/Achievement in Teaching in 2014 (Faculty of Business) and has many years’ experience in teaching at the level of MBA, EMBA, DBA and Doctor of Management in both Mainland China and Hong Kong. Prof. Xu has published papers in reputable international refereed journals such as Journal of International Money and FinanceCanadian Journal of EconomicsEconomic InquiryChina Economic ReviewEconomicaEconomic ModellingApplied EconomicsJapanese Economic ReviewEconomics LettersReview of World Economics, and World Development. He serves as Co-Editor of Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies and an Executive Committee member of the Hong Kong Economic Association. Professor Xu served as a consultant to international organizations such as OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) and APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation). He graduated from Xiamen University, China with a B.A. and a M.A. in Economics and received his Ph.D. in Economics from the Australian National University, Australia.

Hou, F. Magnani, E. and Xu Xinpeng (2022). International Capital Markets and Domestic Employment: Evidence from Worldwide Publicly Listed Large Firms. The World Economy, forthcoming.

Xu Xinpeng, J. Voon and Y. Shang (2021). Contract institution and differentiated exports. Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, forthcoming.

J. Voon and Xu Xinpeng (2020). Impact of the Belt and Road Initiative on China’s soft power: preliminary evidence. Asia-Pacific Journal of Accounting & Economics, 27:1, 120-131.

Margit, S., Xinpeng Xu, L., Yang (2019). Productivity enhancing trade through local fragmentation. International Review of Economics & Finance, 60 (2019): 292-301.

Sheng Y. and Xu Xinpeng (2019). The Productivity Impact of Climate Change: Evidence from Australia's Millennium Drought. Economic Modelling. 76(2019): 182-191.

Xu Xinpeng (2018). Foreign Direct Investment and the Chinese Economy (by Chunlai Chen, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 2017), Book Review, Asian-Pacific Economic Literature, 32(2):148-149.

Xu Xinpeng, Voon J. and Shang Y. (2017). Unbundling Institutional Determinants of Multinational Investments. Applied Economics. 49(23): 2269-2285.

DeJuan J., Wirjanto T. and Xu Xinpeng (2016). The Adjustment of Consumption to Income Changes Across Chinese Provinces. Annals of Economics and Finance. 17(2): 253-256.

Beladi H., Marjit S., Xu Xinpeng and Yang L. (2016), ‘Strategic Enforcement, Intellectual Property Rights, And Contractual R&D’, Economic Inquiry, 54(4): 1904-1917.

Sheng, Y., Tang, H. and Xu, Xinpeng (2014), ‘The Impact of the ACFTA on ASEAN–PRC Trade: Estimates Based on an Extended Gravity Model for Component Trade,’ Applied Economics, 46(19):2251-2263.

Xu, Xinpeng and Sheng Y. (2014), ‘Terms of Trade Shocks and Endogenous Search Unemployment: A Two-sector Model with Non-Traded goods’, Pacific Economic Review, 19(2): 201-215.

Xu, Xinpeng and Sheng Y. (2012), ‘Productivity Spillovers from Foreign Direct Investment: Firm-Level Evidence from China’, World Development. 40(1): 62-74.

Xu, Xinpeng and Sheng Y. (2012), ‘Are FDI Spillovers Regional? Firm-Level Evidence from China’, Journal of Asian Economics. 23(3): 244-258.

Sheng Y. and Xu Xinpeng (2011), ‘Real Exchange Rate, Productivity and Labor Market Frictions’, Journal of International Money and Finance. 30(3): 587-603.

H. Beladi, S. Marjit and Xu Xinpeng (2011), ‘Protection, Involuntary Self-Employment and Welfare, Japanese Economic Review. 62(2): 184-195.

Y. Sheng and Xu Xinpeng (2010), ‘Trade Theorems with Search Unemployment’. Canadian Journal of Economics. 43(3): 795-815.

Xu, Xinpeng (2008), ‘Consumption Risk Sharing in China’, Economica, 75(298): 326-341.

Xu, Xinpeng (2006), ‘A Currency Union for Hong Kong and Mainland China’. Journal of International Money and Finance, 25(6): 894-911.

Xu, Xinpeng and J. Voon (2003), ‘Regional Integration in China: A Statistical Model?’, Economics Letters, 79(1): 35-42.

Xu, Xinpeng  (2002), ‘Have the Chinese Provinces Become Integrated Under Reform?’ China Economic Review, 13(2/3): 116-133.