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Department of Economics


​BA, MA (Nankiai); PhD (Toronto)
  • Associate Professor

Professor Junji XIAO has been an associate professor in economics at Lingnan University since 2021. He is an economist with research interest in the fields of empirical industrial organization, environmental economics and China economy. His recent work has explored such topics as the competition structure, the welfare effect of environmental policies and the vertical restraints. Before joining Lingnan University, he taught at UTS Business School, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Fudan University and Shanghai University of Finance and Economics respectively. He was awarded the German DFG Fellowship in 2001 and Hong Kong RGC grant in 2016. His research papers have been published in such journals as International Economic Review, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Industrial Economics, Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, International Journal of Industrial Organization and Journal of Comparative Economics. He has also worked on commissioned projects for the State Administration for Market Regulation, China.




  • University of Toronto, Canada
    PhD in Economics
  • Nankai University, China
    MA in International Economics and Trade
  • Nankai University, China
    BA in International Economics


  • Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Lingnan University, Hong Kong 2021-present
  • Head, UTS-Shanghai Division, University of Technology Sydney, Australia 2020
  • Associate Professor, the Economics Discipline Group, The University of Technology Sydney, Australia 2017-2020 
  • Associate Professor, Faculty of Business Administration, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Hong Kong 2014-2017
  • Associate Professor, School of Management, Fudan University Shanghai, China 2010-2014
  • Associate Professor, School of Economics, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics Shanghai, China 2008-2010
  • Assistant Professor, School of Economics, School of Economics, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics Shanghai, China 2006-2008


  •  Industrial Organization, Environmental Economics, China Economy, Behaviorial Economics.



  1. Xiao Junji, with Chunbo Ma, Jianxin Wu and Xiaoling Zhan,“Environmental and Regional Economic Development Policy: Evidence from the Rise of Central China Program” accepted by Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, 2024, E-print as
  2. Xiao Junji, with Wei Lin and Frank Mathewson, “Screening Through Investment: Evidence from the Chinese Automobile Industry ” accepted by Review of Industrial Organization, 2024, (Ref: REIO-D-20-00148R4) Lawrenc J. White (ed.).
  3. Xiao Junji, with Song Shi,“Agency Choice and Financial Consequences: Evidence from the Australian housing market" accepted by Journal of Real Estate Research, 12 August 2023, (Ref: RJER-23-0045R3 239929376) Michael J. Seiler (ed.).
  4. XIAO Junji, with Paul Benjamin Lowry & Jia Yuan, "How Lending Experience and Borrower Credit Influence Rational Herding Behavior in Peer-to-Peer Microloan Platform Markets", Journal of Management Information Systems, 23 August 2023, 40:3, pp.914-952, DOI: 10.1080/07421222.2023.2229128,  
  5. XIAO Junji, with Xiaodan Guo, "Welfare analysis of the subsidies in the Chinese electric vehicle industry", Journal of Industrial Economics, ​2023, 71:675-727
  6. XIAO Junji, with Maoyong Fan, Qu Tang and Jianxin Wu, "Unintended Environmental Consequences of Place-Based Economic Policies”, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 2023, 105(1): p.291-315.
  7. Gereral Research Fund(GRF)- "Indirect network effects and policy implications:an empirical analysis of the Chinese eletric vehicle market", AY2022-23
  8. XIAO Junji, with Mantian Hu and Bingyong Zheng, "The Selection Effect of Quota Rationing Mechanisms on Sales Distribution: The Convergence of Auction and Lottery”, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2022, 200, pp.803-819.
  9. XIAO Junji, with Xiaolan Zhou, Caixia Shen and Yanfei Wang, "Comparison between uniform tariff and progressive consumption tax in the Chinese automobile industry", Journal of Industrial Economics, 2021, 69(1), p.169-213.
  10. XIAO Junji, with Bingyong Zheng, "Corruption and Investment: Theory and Evidence from China", Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2020, 175, p. 40 - 54.
  11. XIAO Junji, with Xiaolan Zhou and Jijun Tan, "Market Equilibrium and Welfare Effects of Fuel Tax in China: the Impact of Consumers' Response in Driving Patterns", Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 2019, 9, p. 20-43.
  12. XIAO Junji, with Tong Zhang, Xunpeng Shi, and Dayong Zhang, "Socio-economic development and electricity access in developing economies: A long-run model averaging approach", Energy Policy, 2019, 132, p. 223-231.
  13. XIAO Junji, with Oeystein Dalijord, Mandy Hu and Guillaume Pouliot, "The Black Market for Beijing Lciense Plates", University of Chicago, p.46, Published to Dec 2019
  14. XIAO Junji, with Qiang (Steven) Lu, Chinmay Pattnaik and Ranjit Voola, "Cross-national variation in consumers' retail channel selection in a multichannel environment: Evidence from Asia-Pacific countries", Journal of Business Research, 2018, 86(C),p.321-332.
  15. XIAO Junji, with Xiaolan Zhou and Wei-Min Hu,  "Welfare Analysis of the Vehicle Quota System in China", International Economic Review, 2017, 58(2),pp. 617-650.
  16. XIAO Junji, with Heng Ju, "The Determinants of Dealership Structure: Empirical Analysis of the Chinese Auto Market", Journal of Comparative Economics, 2016, 44(4), pp.961 - 981.
  17. XIAO Junji,  with Shanjun Li and Yimin Liu, "The Price Evolution in China's Automobile Market", Journal of Economics & Management Strategy (Featured article), 2015, 24(4),pp. 786-810.
  18. XIAO Junji, with Liyuan Wei,  "Are Points like Money? An Empirical Investigation of Reward Promotion Effectiveness for Multi-category Retailers", Marketing Letters, 2015, 26(1),p. 99-114.
  19. XIAO Junji, with Heng Ju, "Market Equilibrium and the Environmental Effect of Tax Adjustments in China's Automobile Industry",  Review of Economics and Statistics, 2014, 96(2),p. 306-317.
  20. XIAO Junji, with Wei-Min Hu and Xiaolan Zhou, "Collusion or Competition? Interfirm Relationships in the Chinese Auto Industry", Journal of Industrial Economics, 2014, 62(1), p.1-40.
  21. XIAO Junji, with Liyuan Wei, "Factors affecting the take-off of innovative technologies: Evidence from digital cameras", Applied Economics, 2012, 44(32),pp. 4143-4152.
  22. XIAO Junji, "Technical Advances in Digital Cameras: Welfare Analysis on Easy-to-Use Characteristics", Marketing Letters, 2008, 19(2),p. 171-181.
  23. XIAO Junji, "Markov Perfect Equilibrium in the US Digital Camera Market", International Journal of Industrial Organization, 2008, 26(5), pp. 1233-1249.
  24. XIAO Junji, "A Method for Analyzing Strategic Product Launch", Frontiers of Economics in China, 2007, 2(3), pp. 458-464.

Working Papers

  1. XIAO Junji, with Jianwei Xing, Xiaodan Guo and Jiming Wang, General Research Fund (GRF) – "Indirect network effects and policy implications: empirical analysis of the Chinese electric vehicle market", 2023-2025




  1. ECO2101 Introduction to Economics
  2. IDE505 Current Issues in International and Development Economics


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