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Department of Economics
Professor QIU Dongxiao Larry

Professor QIU Dongxiao Larry

BSc (Sun Yat-sen); MA, PhD (UBC)
  • Head
  • Sydney S. W. Leong Chair Professor of Economics
  • Director, Master of Science in International Banking and Finance (MIBF)
  • Director, Master of Science in International and Development Economics (MIDE)

Professor Qiu joined the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 1993 as an Assistant Professor, later becoming an Associate Professor and then a Full Professor. He moved to the University of Hong Kong in January 2008 as a Full Professor before joining Lingnan in 2020.

Professor Qiu's research covers a wide range of topics, focusing on industrial organisation, international trade, and foreign direct investment (FDI). In the field of industrial organisation, he is interested in issues such as R&D and M&As. In the field of international trade, he has studied the optimal design of strategic trade policies, the impacts of intellectual property right (IPR) protection on international trade, and the impacts of environment policies on technology transfer. In the field of FDI, he analyses cross-border M&As, strategic alliances, and technology transfers. Most of his recent research is related to China’s foreign trade and FDI. Having published extensively in international journals and books, Professor Qiu has taught a variety of courses at all levels (undergraduate, MBA, EMBA, Ph.D., and executive training) and in many countries, including Hong Kong, China, and Portugal. Examples of his courses include globalisation, international trade and finance, China's economy, and foreign trade and investment in China.

Professor Qiu's research has received a number of research grants from the HKSAR Government. His two publications received the T. K. Ann International Trade Award in 2018 and 2020, respectively.

Professor Qiu has conducted several consultant projects for the HKSAR Government and Asia Development Bank. He is the Founding President of China Trade Research Group and was President of the Hong Kong Economic Association (2015–2019). He served as a Member of the Committee on the Promotion of Civic Education of Hong Kong (2009–2011).

Research interests:
industrial organisation, international trade, foreign direct investment, Chinese economy

Recent Publications:

  1. QIU Dongxiao Larry, with Qing Liu,Xing Wei and Chaoqun Zhan, "The (Dis)Connection between R&D and Productivity in China: Policy Implications of R&D Tax Credits", accepted by Journal of Comparative Economics.
  2. QIU Dongxiao Larry, with Xiangjun Ma and Hyelim Son, Industry selection of reginal migional migrants in China: The role of urban industry structures of Home and destination, The World Economy, Working paper. 
  3. QIU Dongxiao Larry, with IVUS, Olena; NAGHAVI, Alireza "Migration and imitation”, Economica, Vol. 90, No. 357, January 2023, p. 212-239.
  4. QIU Dongxiao Larry, with DO, Jihwan; HUR, Jung; HWANG, Sung-Ha,"Tariff diversity and FTA network”, Review of World Economics, May 2023, Vol. 159, No. 2,  pp. 333-360.
  5. QIU Dongxiao Larry, with DING, Haoyuan; FAN, Haichao; LI, Chang, "The effects of discriminatory protections on cross-border mergers and acquisitions”, Journal of Comparative Economics,19 December 2022.
  6. QIU Dongxiao Larry, with LI, Tan, "Beyond trade creation: preferential trade agreements and trade disputes” , Pacific Economic Review, February 2021, Vol. 26, No. 1, p. 23-53.
  7. QIU Dongxiao Larry, with Jiawei Mo, Zhang Hongsong, Dong, Xiaoyu,What you import matters for productivity growth: experience from Chinese manufacturing firms"Journal of Development Economics, 1 Sept 2021, Vol. 152, 102677.
  8. QIU Dongxiao Larry, "Competition, innovation and trade", in Larry D QIU (ed.), World Scienfitic, World Scientific Studies in International Economics, September 2020, Vol. 75, pp. 392.
  9. QIU Dongxiao Larry, with Qing; qiu, YU, Miaojie,Worker training, firm productivity, and trade liberalization : evidence from Chinese"The effects of globalisation on firm and labour performance, in Chin Hee HAHN, Dionisius NAJOKO, Ha Thi Thanh DOAN & Shujiro URATA (eds.) Routledge Taylor & Francis,Dec 2020, p.169-187.
  10. QIU Dongxiao Larry, with YU, Miaojie,Export scope, managerial efficiency, and trade liberalization: evidence from Chinese firms 北京北京大学中国经济研究中心, CCER讨论稿系列 : China Center for Economic Research Working Paper Series; No. E2020007, 2020 .
  11. QIU Dongxiao Larry, with HUR, Jung,Tariffs and formation of free trade agreements networks", World Economy, January 2020, Vol. 43, No. 1, p. 33-59.
  12. QIU Dongxiao Larry, with BAO, Xiaohua; LIU, Qing; ZHU Daming,The effects of bilateral attitudes on imports”, The World Economy, Vol. 43, No. 2, February 2020, p. 371-387.
  13. QIU Dongxiao Larry, with FAN, Haichao; LIU, Yu, ZHAO, XIaoxue,Export to elude”, Journal of International Economics, November 2020, Vol. 127, 103366.
  14. QIU Dongxiao Larry, with Miaojie Yu,Export scope, managerial efficiency, and trade liberalization: Evidence from Chinese firmsJournal of Economic Behavior and Organization, September 2020, Vol. 177, p. 71-90.
  15. QIU Dongxiao Larry, with Qing Liu and Chaoqun Zhan, "Trade liberalization and domestic vertical integration: Evidence from China", Journal of International Economics, 2020.
  16. QIU Dongxiao Larry, with Xiaohua Bao and Xiaozhuo Wang, “The Effects of Network on Preferential Trade Agreements”, Working paper.
  17. QIU Dongxiao Larry, with Kun Jiang, Wolfgang Keller and William Ridley, “International joint ventures and internal vs, exporgress technology transfer: evidence from China”, Working paper.
Selected Publications:
  1. QIU Dongxiao Larry, with Xing Wei, "China-US trade: implications on conflicts", China Economic Journal, 2019, 12(2), p.175-194.
  2. QIU Dongxiao Larry, with Xing Wei and Chaoqun Zhan, "Analysis of the China–US trade war through the lens of the trade literature", Economic and Political Studies,May 2019,  7(2), (Special Issue), p.148-168.
  3. QIU Dongxiao Larry, with Mohan Zhou and Xu Wei, "Regulation, innovation, and firm selection: The Porter Hypothesis under monopolistic competition", Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, November 2018, 92, 638-658.
  4. QIU Dongxiao Larry, with Qing Liu, "Intermediate input imports and innovation: evidence from Chinese firms' patent filings", Journal of International Economics, 2016, 103, p.166-183.
  5. QIU Dongxiao Larry, with Wen Zhou, "Multiproduct firms and scope adjustment in globalization", Journal of International Economics, 2013, 91, p.142-153.
  6. QIU Dongxiao Larry, with Wen Zhou, “Merger waves: A model of endogenous mergers", Rand Journal of Economics, Spring 2007, 30(1), p.214-226.
  7. QIU Dongxiao Larry, with Wen Zhou, "International mergers: Incentives and welfare", Journal of International Economics, January, 2006, 68, p.38-58.
  8. QIU Dongxiao Larry, "Optimal strategic trade policy under asymmetric information: reply", Journal of International Economics, 2003, 61(1), p. 247-248.
  9. QIU Dongxiao Larry, with Edwin Lai, "The North’s intellectual property rights standard for the South?", Journal of International Economics, vol. 59, 2003, 183-209; reprint in Keith E. Maskus (eds) The WTO, Intellectual Property Rights and the Knowledge Economy, (Cheltenham UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, Volume 1 in the Series Critical Perspectives on the Global Trading System), 2004
  10. QIU Dongxiao Larry, with Barbara Spencer, "Keiretsu and relationship-specific investment: implications for market-opening policies", NBER Working Paper #8279, Journal of International Economics, 2002, vol. 58, p.49-79.
  11. QIU Dongxiao Larry, with Barbara Spencer, "Keiretsu and relationship-specific investment: A barrier to trade?", NBER Working Paper #7572, International Economic Review, 2001, vol. 42(4),pp. 871-901. 
  12. QIU Dongxiao Larry, "On the dynamic efficiency of Bertrand and Cournot equilibria", Journal of Economic Theory, 1997, vol. 75(1),p. 213-229.
  13. QIU Dongxiao Larry, "Why can't countervailing duties deter export subsidization?", Journal of International Economics,1995,  vol. 39, p. 249-272.
  14. QIU Dongxiao Larry, "Optimal strategic trade policy under asymmetric information", Journal of International Economics, 1994, vol. 36, pp. 333-354.


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