Curriculum Vitae


Assistant Professor

Division of Economics, School of Humanities and Social Science

Nanyang Technological University

HSS-04-59, 14 Nanyang Drive, Singapore 637332

Office: +65 6790 5559

Fax: +65 6795 5797

Email: xpchen@ntu.edu.sg




PhD in Economics, Boston College, 2013
BA in Economics, Tsinghua University, 2008


·         International Trade; Political Economy; Personnel Economics

·         Applied Micro; Chinese Economy


1.      Skill Distributions, Effective Endowment and Trade,  (under review)

2.      Product Cycle, Contractibility and Global Sourcing, with Yi Lu (NUS) and Lianming Zhu (Kyoto), Accepted, Journal of Development Economics.

3.      Non-Neutral Technology, Endowment, and Trade, with Hongsong Zhang (HKU)

4.      Goods vs. Territories: A Tale of Two Gravities, with Ben Li (BC) and Jay Bowman (BC)

5.      Product Cycle, Knowledge Capital and Comparative Advantage, with Yuchen Shao (NJU)

6.      Revisit the Linder Hypothesis with International Fragmentation, with Yi Lu (NUS) and Yunong Li (SWUFE)


1.      External Comovement along the Development Path, with Chuanqi Zhu (SYSU)

2.      A Linder Hypothesis for the Trade Channeled GDP Comovement, with Yunong Li (SWUFE)

3.      Imported Inputs, IPR and R&D across Heterogeneous Firms, with Yuchen Shao (NJU)

4.      FDI and Innovation: Evidence from China’s Deregulation, with Yuchen Shao (NJU) and Lianming Zhu (Waseda)

Non-referred Publications:

1.      Book Review on ‘Introduction to Numerical Simulation for Trade Theory and Policy’ by John Gilbert and Edward Tower for Singapore Economic Review.



Last updated: April, 2017