Zhou, Xiaolu

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. in Economics, Pennsylvania State University




Office Hours:By appointment


Biography Research Papers Research Projects

Work Experience:

Assistant Professor of Economics, WISE and SOE, Xiamen University, China, 2017-present


Ph.D in Economics, Pennsylvania State University, 2017

M.A. in Economics, Peking University, 2012

B.A in Economics, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, 2010

Research Interests:

Industrial Organization, Applied Microeconomics


Advanced Microeconomics I (graduate level)

Industrial Organization and Management (undergraduate level)



Heterogeneous Effects of Online Reputation for Local and National Retailers, joint with Peter Newberry, International Economic Review, Vol. 60, No. 4, November 2019

Working Paper:

Online Marketplaces' Contract Design: Evidence from Alibaba's Rebate Contracts, under review

A Computational Method for Continuous-Choice Dynamic Problems, draft avaialbale upon request

Work In Progress:

Flagship Entry into Online Platforms, with Ginger Zhe Jin, Zhentong Lu, Lu Fang 

The Effects of Government Licensing on E-commrece, with Ginger Zhe Jin, Zhentong Lu, Chunxiao Li 

Upcoding under Diagnosis-based Price: Evidence from China's Public Health Insurance Programs, with Yang Yue 


National Nature Science Foundation of China (grant 71803162), 2019-2021 

Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities, 2017-2020 

Startup Research Funding for Young Scholars, Xiamen University, 2017-2020