Xingfei Liu
Research Affiliate

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Liu Xingfei Liu is an assistant professor in economics at University of Alberta. He obtained his Ph.D from Concordia University in October 2012.

His research interests are labor economics, economics of education and applied econometrics. He is interested in human capital accumulation, returns to skills, economic assimilation of immigrants, migration decisions and evaluation of labor market policy. Currently, he is working on policy evaluation methodologies and bridges between structural modeling and reduced form evaluation methods. He has also developed interests in behavioral responses to expected policy changes. His current research interests also include skill utilization and returns to education for the highly skilled in China.

Xingfei has served in IZA as Research Associate between August 2013 and August 2015 and became an IZA Research Affiliate since December 2015.

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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
10613  Christian Belzil
Jörgen Hansen
Xingfei Liu
Dynamic Skill Accumulation, Education Policies and the Return to Schooling
(forthcoming in: Quantitative Economics)
10055  Harriet Duleep
Xingfei Liu
Estimating More Precise Treatment Effects in Natural and Actual Experiments
9347  Mehtap Akgüc
Xingfei Liu
Massimiliano Tani
Klaus F. Zimmermann
Risk Attitudes and Migration
(published in: China Economic Review, 2016, 37, 166 - 176 [journal version])
8918  Harriet Duleep
Xingfei Liu
How the Demand for Labor May Adapt to the Availability of Labor: A Preliminary Exploration with Historical Data
8689  Mehtap Akgüc
Xingfei Liu
Massimiliano Tani
Expropriation with Hukou Change: Evidence from a Quasi-Natural Experiment
8685  Xingfei Liu
Educational Attainment of Second-Generation Immigrants: A U.S.-Canada Comparison
8628  Harriet Duleep
Xingfei Liu
Mark Regets
Country of Origin and Immigrant Earnings, 1960-2000: A Human Capital Investment Perspective
7237  Jörgen Hansen
Xingfei Liu
A Structural Model of Educational Attainment in Canada
6167  Christian Belzil
Jörgen Hansen
Xingfei Liu
Dynamic Skill Accumulation, Comparative Advantages, Compulsory Schooling, and Earnings
5718  Jörgen Hansen
Xingfei Liu
Estimating Labor Supply Responses and Welfare Participation: Using a Natural Experiment to Validate a Structural Labor Supply Model
(forthcoming in: Canadian Journal of Economics)