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Guo Xu

Assistant Professor
Haas Business and Public Policy Group
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Academic Status: On duty
Personal Homepage: http://www.guoxu.org
Curriculum Vitae (in PDF format, Acrobat Reader required)


Ph.D. Economics, London School of Economics
M.Sc. Economics, London School of Economics
M.Sc. Development Studies, London School of Economics
B.Sc. Economics, Humboldt-Universit├Ąt Berlin

Positions Held

At Haas since 2017

External Service and Assignments

  • Referee for: Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Economic History, Economica
  • Consultant for: Asian Development Bank, World Bank, Bank of England

Current Research and Interests

  • Development Economics
  • Organizational Economics
  • Labor Economics
  • Political Economy
  • Economic History

Selected Papers and Publications

  • “The Costs of Patronage: Evidence from the British Empire”, working paper
  • “The Costs of Bureaucratic Rigidity: Evidence from the Indian Administrative Service”, working paper
  • “How Does Collective Reputation Affect Hiring? Selection and Sorting in an Online Labor Market”, working paper
  • “Rewarding Schooling Success and Perceived Returns to Education”, with Sandra Sequeira and Johannes Spinnewijn, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2016

Honors and Awards

  • LSE Class Teacher Award 2017
  • Royal Economic Society Junior Fellowship 2016
  • LSE Class Teacher Award 2014
  • Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation Fellowship 2007

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