November 2016
                                       Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
Contact Information
Department of Economics
 Tel: 313-5772725
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI 48202
Fax: 313-5779564
Academic Positions
Associate Professor (with tenure), Department of Economics, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI,
August 2015-present
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI,
August 2009-August 2015
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Tsinghua University, Beijing, P. R. China,
July 2006-July 2009
Ph.D., Economics, The Ohio State University, June 2006
Dissertation: Essays on Theories and Applications of Spatial Econometric Model
M.A., Economics, The Ohio State University, June 2001
M.A., Economics, Renmin University of China, Beijing, P. R. China, June 2000
B.A., Economics, Renmin University of China, Beijing, P. R. China, June 1997
Areas of Specialization
Labor Economics
Health Economics
  • Lin, Xu (2015), Utilizing Spatial Autoregressive Models to Identify Peer Effects among Adolescents,”

    Empirical Economics, Vol. 49, Issue 3, pp. 929-960.

  •  Lin, Xu (2014), “Network Attributes and Peer Effects,”

    Economics Bulletin, Vol. 34, No. 3, pp. 2060-2079.

  • Lee, Lung-fei, Ji Li and Xu Lin (2014), Binary Choice Models with Social Network under Heterogeneous Rational Expectations,” 

    Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 96, Issue 3, pp. 402-417

  • Lin, Xu and Bruce Weinberg (2014), “Unrequited Friendship? How Reciprocity Mediates Adolescent Peer Effects,”

    Regional Science and Urban Economics, Vol. 48, pp. 144-153.

  • Lin, Xu (2014), “Peer Effects in Adolescents' Delinquent Behaviors: Evidence from a Binary Choice Network Model,”

    Regional Science and Urban Economics, Vol. 46, pp. 73-92.

  • Lin, Xu (2010), “Identifying Peer Effects in Student Academic Achievement by Spatial Autoregressive Models with Group Unobservables,”

    Journal of Labor Economics, Vol. 28, No. 4, pp.825–860.

  • Lin, Xu and Lung-fei Lee (2010), “GMM Estimation of Spatial Autoregressive Models with Unknown Heteroskedasticity,”

    Journal of Econometrics, Vol. 157, pp. 34-52.

  • Lee, Lung-fei, Xiaodong Liu and Xu Lin (2010), “Specification and Estimation of Social Interaction Models with Network Structures,”

    The Econometrics Journal, Vol. 13, Issue 2, pp. 145-176.

  • Bai, Chong-En and Xu Lin (2008), “Capital Allocation, Regional Specialization and Spillover Effects in China,” published in “Reshaping Economic Geography in East Asia”, companion volume to the "2009 World Development Report" , Yukon Huang and Alessandro Magnoli Bocch(Eds.), World Bank Publications, October 2008.

Working Papers
  • “Incorporating Altruistic Preferences in Social Interaction Models” (with Nieyan Cheng and Chih-Sheng Hsieh), November 2016. 
  • “Gender and Racial Peer Effects with Endogenous Network Formation” (with Chih-Sheng Hsieh), October 2016, under review.
  • “Popular Peers' Effects” (with Bruce Weinberg), September 2016.
  • Interdependence of Community Mental Health Care Providers: A Spatial Panel Approach” (with Lizi Wu), July 2016.
  • “Identifying Spillover Effects among Chinese Firms” (with Chong-En Bai), November 2011.
Research Grants
  • University Research Grant Award, Wayne State University, 2011
  • Summer Research Grant, Department of Economics, Wayne State University, 2009-2011
  • Nation Science Foundation of China Research Grant (grant number: 70701020), “Analyzing Social Interactions and Social Networks by Spatial Autoregressive Models”, 2008-2010
  • World Bank Research Grant (with Chong-En Bai), “Capital Allocation, Regional Specialization and Spillover Effects in China”, 2009 World Development Report background paper
  • Outstanding Research Fellow Grants, Tsinghua University, 2007
  • Research Grant for Returned Overseas Chinese Scholars, Tsinghua University, 2006-2007
Publications in Chinese
  • “Forecasts of Average Annual Growth Rate of China’s GDP in the Tenth Five-Year Plan,” (with Haibing Gu), Economic Theory and Business Management, Vol. 3, 1999.
  • “Forecasting China’s Transportation Demand in the Ninth Five-Year Plan,” (with Haibing Gu), Quantitative and Technical Economics, Vol. 9, 1998, also collected in Social Science Information Center of Renmin University of China.
  • “A Longitudinal Study on Urban-Rural Income Inequality in China,” (with Haibing Gu), Economic Daily, June 22, 1998.
  • “Navigating the Pitfalls of Making Industry Demand Forecasts,” (with Haibing Gu), Economic Reform and Development, Vol. 4, 1998.
  • “Analyzing Seasonal Variations in the Economic Time Series Data of China,” (with Haibing Gu and Fuqiang Li), Quantitative and Technical Economics, Vol. 11, 1997.
  • Authored several chapters and was a member of the Editorial Board of two books: “Analysis and Forecast of China’s Economic Growth in 2000 and “Trends and Prospects of China’s Social Development in 2000, Jingwen Li Ed., Unity Press, Beijing, China, 1999.
Seminar and Conference Presentations
       Conference Presentations: 
  • Add Health Users Conference, Bethesda, MD, June 2016 
  • The Workshop on Social Identity and Social Interactions in Economics,  Quebec City, Canada, April 2016 
  • The IX World Conference of the Spatial Econometrics Association, Miami, FL, May 2015
  • Midwest Economics Association Conference, Columbus, OH, March 2013
  • American Economic Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, January 2013
  • Midwest Econometrics Group Meeting, Lexington, KY, September 2012
  • IZA Economics of Leadership Workshop, MIT, Cambridge, MA, August 2012
  • Add Health Users Conference, Bethesda, MD, July 2012
  • International Economic Association 16th World Congress, Beijing, P.R.China, July 2011
  • Midwest Econometric Group 16th annual meeting, Cincinnati, OH, October 2006
  • Far Eastern Meeting of the Econometric Society, Beijing, P. R. China, July 2006
  • Midwest Econometric Group 15th annual meeting, Carbondale, IL, October 2005
  • Canadian Economics Association 39th annual meetings, Hamilton, Canada, May 2005

       Seminar Presentations: 

  • University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, March 2016
  • Queens College, City University of New York, New York, NY, October 2015
  • University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, October 2013
  • Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, Chengdu, P. R. China, April 2009
  • University of California—Riverside, Riverside, CA, January 2009
  • Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, January 2009
  • Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI, February 2009
  • Peking University, Beijing, P. R. China, June 2007
  • University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, February 2006
  • The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, October 2005 
Teaching Experience
  • Instructor, Department of Economics, Wayne State University
  • Econometrics I (Ph.D. level), Winters 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 
  • Econometrics II (Ph.D. level), Falls 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Introductory Statistics and Econometrics, Falls 2010-2013, 2015, 2016; Winters 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 
  • Instructor, Department of Economics, Tsinghua University
  • Intermediate Microeconomics, Fall 2006, Fall 2007 and Spring 2009
  • Labor Economics, Spring 2007, Fall 2008 and Spring 2009
  • Instructor, Department of Economics, The Ohio State University
  • Intermediate Microeconomics, Summer 2005, Spring 2005, Winter 2005
  • Principles of Microeconomics, Summer 2002
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Economics, The Ohio State University
  • Principles of Microeconomics, Spring 2002, Winter 2002, Fall 2001
  • Money and Banking, Winter 2003, Fall 2002
  • Probability Theory (Ph.D. level), Fall 2005
  • Advanced Econometrics (Ph.D. level), Spring 2003
Dissertation Supervision
  • Jihu Zhang, Advisor, Ph.D. in progress
  • Nasim Baghban Ferdows, Committee member, Ph.D. in progress
  • Maryam Jafari Bidgoli, committee member, Ph.D. in progress
  • Ablaye Camara, committee member, Ph.D. in progress 
  • Qianwei Shen, committee member, Ph.D. 2015
  • Lizi Wu, committee member, Ph.D. 2014
  • Meenakshi Beri, committee member, Ph.D. 2012
  • Jin Luo, committee member, Ph.D. 2010
Other Professional Activities
  • Journal Referee for: 
  • Journal of Econometrics
  • Review of Economics and Statistics
  • Journal of Business & Economics Statistics
  • Econometric Reviews
  • Journal of the European Economic Association
  • Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics 
  • Journal of Human Capital
  • Economics of Education Review
  • Review of Network Economics
  • The Social Science Journal
  • Spatial Economic Analysis
  • The Economics of Transition
  • International Regional Science Review
  • Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation
  • South China Journal of Economics (in Chinese)
  • Funding Agency Referee for: 
    • National Science Foundation (NSF)
    • Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong
    • National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)
    • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
  • Textbook Reviewer for: “Microeconomics and Behavior” (8th ed) by Robert Frank, 2009.
  • Editorial Board Member: Journal of Stock & Forex Trading, 2011-present.
  • A member of the Editorial Board of two books: “Analysis and Forecast of China's Economic Growth in 2000” and “Trends and Prospects of China's Social Development in 2000”, Jingwen Li Ed., Unity Press, Beijing, China, 1999.
  • Conference Co-organizer: The 2009 Tsinghua Workshop in Econometrics, Tsinghua University, Beijing, P. R. China, May 31-June 1, 2009.
  • Seminar Coordinator: Department of Economics, Wayne State University, Winters 2012, 2016.
  • Department Salary Committee Member: Wayne State University, 2010-2011, 2016-present
  • Department Budget Committee Member: Wayne State University, 2013-2014
  • Mathematics Economics Committee Member: Wayne State University, 2015-present
  • Department Personnel Committee Member: Wayne State University, 2016-present
Fellowship, Awards, and Honors
  • Excellence Teaching Course Grants (with David D. Li), Tsinghua University, 2007-2008
  • G. S. Maddala Prize in Econometrics, Department of Economics, The Ohio State University, 2005
  • Conference Travel Grant, Department of Economics, The Ohio State University, 2005
  • University Fellowship, The Ohio State University, September 2000-August 2001
  • Sumitomo Bank Scholarship, Renmin University of China, 1999
  • Guang-Hua Scholarship, Renmin University of China, 1998
  • Distinguished Undergraduate Student of Beijing Award, Renmin University of China, 1997
  • Baoshan Iron & Steel Co. Scholarship, Renmin University of China, 1996
  • Outstanding Student Scholarship, Renmin University of China, 1995 and 1996
  • Academic Scholarship, Renmin University of China, 1994 and 1995




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