Xuejuan Su


University of Alberta
Department of Economics

9-22 H.M. Tory Building
Edmonton, AB
Canada T6G 2H4


(780) 492-4198
(780) 492-3300

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Fall Term 2022

ECON 386 (A1 & A2):
Applications of Mathematics to Economics I

Winter Term 2023

ECON 550:
Public Expenditure

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Current research topics

When Social Assistance Meets Market Power: A Mixed Duopoly View of Health Insurance in the U.S. (with Ashantha Ranasinghe).

Information, Belief, and Health Behavior: Evidence from China (with Xiaoyan Lei and Guangxiang Song).

Grade Compensating Differentials in the Competition between College Majors (with Michael Kaganovich).

Consumer Beliefs and Product Safety Innovations (with Tilman Klumpp).

Book chapters

Competition in Higher Education (with Michael Kaganovich and Sinan Sarpca), in The Routledge Handbook of the Economics of Education, edited by Brian McCall, Routledge Publishing, 2021.

Rational Terrorists and Optimal Network Structure (with Walter Enders), Journal of Conflict Resolution 51(1), 33-57, 2007. Reprinted in The Economics of Terrorism, edited by Walter Enders, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016.

Publications in refereed journals

Valuing Elementary Schools: Evidence from Public School Acquisitions in Beijing (with Huayi Yu), and Online Appendix, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 124(4), 1117-1141, 2022.

The Impact of Schooling Intensity on Student Learning: Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment (with Vincenzo Andrietti), Education Finance and Policy, 14(4), 679-701, 2019.

College Curriculum, Diverging Selectivity, and Enrollment Expansion (with Michael Kaganovich), Economic Theory, 67(4), 1019-1050, 2019.

Price-Quality Competition in a Mixed Duopoly (with Tilman Klumpp), Journal of Public Economic Theory, 21(3), 400-432, 2019.

Education Curriculum and Student Achievement: Theory and Evidence (with Vincenzo Andrietti), Education Economics, 27(1), 4-19, 2019 (lead article).

An Equilibrium Selection Theory of Monopolization (with Andrew Eckert and Tilman Klumpp), Southern Economic Journal, 83(4), 1012-1037, 2017.

Strategic Investments under Open Access: Theory and Evidence (with Tilman Klumpp), Journal of Industrial Economics, 63(3), 495-521, 2015.

Have Customers Benefited from Electricity Retail Competition? Journal of Regulatory Economics, 47(2), 146-182, 2015.

A Theory of Perceived Discrimination (with Tilman Klumpp), Economic Theory, 53(1), 153-180, 2013.

Second-Order Statistical Discrimination (with Tilman Klumpp), Journal of Public Economics, 97(1), 108-116, 2013.

Open Access and Dynamic Efficiency (with Tilman Klumpp), American Economic Journal: Microeconomics 2(2), 64-96, 2010.

Design of an Economically Efficient Feed-In Tariff Structure for Renewable Energy Development (with Jonathan A. Lesser), Energy Policy 36(3), 981-990, 2008.

Rational Terrorists and Optimal Network Structure (with Walter Enders), Journal of Conflict Resolution 51(1), 33-57, 2007.

Endogenous Determination of Public Budget Allocation Across Education Stages, Journal of Development Economics 81(2), 438-456, 2006.

The Allocation of Public Funds in a Hierarchical Educational System, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control 28(12), 2485-2510, 2004.

Last updated: December 2022