Xing Xia

Social Sciences (Economics)

Assistant Professor


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Assistant Professor Xing Xia graduated from Wuhan University in 2010 with a BA in Economics and a BS in Mathematics. Later in 2010 she moved to New York City to pursue a PhD in Economics from Columbia University. She completed her PhD degree in June 2016 and joined Yale-NUS College shortly after.

Asst Prof Xia is excited about the rise of liberal arts education in Asia and thrilled to be a part of Yale-NUS College.

Asst Prof Xia is an applied microeconomist. Her primary research focus is on educational institutions and the labour market. She uses empirical microeconomic methods to study how the changing demand of the labour market influences the structure of the higher education market and how education institutions in return influence the labour market outcomes of college attendees. Currently, her research focuses on the financing and expansion of higher education institutions in the US as well as education and public finance issues in East and Southeast Asia.

Labour Economics
Comparative Social Inquiry
Urban Economics