Selected Publications

1.       Yu X., H. Luo, Wang H., and J-F Feil (2020) Climate Change and Agricultural Trade in Central Asia: Evidence from Kazakhstan. Forthcoming in Ecosystem Health and Sustainability.

2.       Wang H., J-F. Feil and Yu X. (2020) Disagreement on Sunspots and Soybeans Future Price, Forthcoming in Economic Modelling.

3.       Wang H., Zhao Q., Y. Bai, L. Zhang and X.Yu (2020) Poverty and Subjective Poverty in Rural China, Forthcoming in Social Indicators Research.

4.       Min S., X. Wang, X. Wang (2020) Does dietary knowledge affect household food waste in the developing economy of China?, Forthcoming in Food Policy.

5.       Sun F., D. Abler, X. Yu (2020), Crop Allocation and Increasing Returns to Fertilizer Use in China. Forthcoming in Land Economics.

6.       Tian X. and X. Yu (2019) Crop Yield Gap and Convergence in African Countries. Food Security. Vol.111305–1319.

7.       Zhang Xiaoheng, Xiaohua  Yu, Xu Tian• Xianhui Geng• Yingheng Zhou (2019)Farm Size, Inefficiency and Rice Production Cost in China. Forthcoming in Journal of Productivity Analysis.

8.       Zhang Xiaoheng, Xiaohua Yu, Liangzhi You (2019), Does the Granary County Subsidy Program Lead to manipulation of grain production data in China? , Forthcoming in China Economic Review.

9.       Zeng, Qiyan, Xiaohua Yu, Te Bao (2019) Memory Utility, Food Consumption and Obesity: Evidence from China. Forthcoming in China Economic Review.

10.   Koemle Dieter, S. Lakner and Xiaohua Yu (2019) The Impact of Natura 2000 Designation on Agricultural Land Rents in Germany. Forthcoming in Land Use Policy.

11.   Zhou J., Yang Z., Yu X. and K. Li (2019) Direct Intervention or Indirect Support? The Effects of Cooperative Control Measures on Farmers’ Implementation of Quality and Safety Standards. Forthcoming in Food Policy.

12.   Zhang X., Qing P., and X. Yu, (2019) Short supply chain participation and market performance for vegetable farmers in China, Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics. 63 (2), 282-306.

13.   Zeng Q. and X. Yu (2019) Overweight and Obesity Standards and Subjective Well-Being: Evidence from China, Economics and Human Biology. Vol.33: 144-148

14.   Chen Y. and X. Yu (2019) Do Subsidies Cause a Less Competitive Milk Market in China?. Forthcoming in Agricultural Economics.

15.   Tian X., F. Yi and X. Yu (2019), Rising Cost of Labor and Transformations in Grain Production in China. Forthcoming in China Agricultural Economic Review.

16.   Zhao Q. and X. Yu (2020) Nutrition Knowledge, Iron Deficiency and Children Anemia in Rural China, Forthcoming in Journal of Development Studies.Vol.56(3):578-595.

17.   Sun F. and X. Yu (2018) The Cost of Separatism: Economic Consequences of the 19871989 Tibetan Unrests. Forthcoming in Defense and Peace Economics.

18.   Bao T. and X. Yu (2019) Social Norm and Giving with Indivisibility of Money: An Experiment of Selfishness, Equality and Generosity. Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics. 175 (2): 272-290 (19)

19.   Mahmood T., X. Yu and S. Klasen (2019) Do the Poor really Feel Poor? Comparing Objective Poverty with Subjective Poverty in Pakistan. Social Indicators Research. 142(2):543–580

20.   Gao Z., C. Li and X. Yu (2019) The Interaction between Country of Origin and Genetically Modified Orange Juice in Urban China Food Quality and Preference. Forthcoming in Food Quality and Preference. Vol.71:475-484

21.   Hasiner E. and X.Yu (2019) "When Institutions Matter: A Gravity Model for Chinese Meat Imports." International Journal of Emerging Markets.  Vol. 14 Issue: 1, pp.231-253,

22.   Chen, Y. and X. Yu (2018), Does the centralized Slaughtering Policy Create Market Power for Pork Industry in China, China Economic Review. Vol. 58:59-71.

23.   Koemle D., Dieter Koemle, Yves Zinngrebe and Xiaohua Yu (2018), Highway Construction and Wildlife Populations: Evidence from Austria. Land Use Policy.Vol.73:447-457 .

24.   Bao T., Dai Y. and X. Yu (2018) Memory and Discounting: Theory and Evidence. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control. Volume 88, March 2018, Pages 21-30 .

25.   Schwan S. and X. Yu (2018) “Social protection as a strategy to address climate-induced migration”, International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management. Vol. 10(1):43-64.

26.   Zhou J. Tang L. and X. Yu (2018) Estimating the average treatment effect of adopting stress tolerant variety on rice yield in China. Journal of Integrative Agriculture. Vol. 17(4):940-948. 

27.   Yu X. (2018) Engel Curve, Farmer Welfare and Food Consumption in 40 Years of Rural China, China Agricultural Economic Review. Vol.10(1):65-77.

28.   Quan S., Y. Zeng, X. Yu and T. Bao (2018) WTP for Baby Milk Formula in China: Using Attribute Non-Attendance as a priori Information to Select Attributes in Choice Experiment. Agribusiness: An International Journal. Volume34, Issue2: Pages 300-320.

29.   Tian X.,X. Yu and S. Klasen (2018) Gender Discrimination in China Revisited: A Perspective from Family Welfare.   Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies. Vol. 16(1):95-115.

30.   Zhou D., X. Yu, Chen D. and D. Abler (2017) Projecting Meat and Cereals Demand for China Based on a Meta-Analysis of Income Elasticities. Forthcoming in China Economic Review.

31.   Sun F., Dai Y. and X. Yu (2017)  Air pollution, food production and food security: A review from the perspective of food system. Journal of Integrative Agriculture 2017, 16(12): 60345-7.

32.   Zhou S., X. Yu, and D. Koemle (2017) Policy Choices for Air Pollution Abatement in Beijing: Status Quo or Change. Forthcoming in Singapore Economic Review.

33.   Zhou J., Q. Liu, R. Mao, Xiaohua Yu.(2017)  “Habit Spillovers or Induced Awareness: Willingness to Pay for Eco-Labels of Rice in China”. Food Policy, 71, 2017: 62-73.

34.   Sun. F., D. Koemle and X. Yu (2017) Air pollution and short-run food prices: Evidence from Beijing, China. Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics. Vol. 61(2)195-210.

35.   Zhou S. and X. Yu (2017) “Regional Heterogeneity of Life Satisfaction in Urban China:  Evidence from Hierarchical Ordered Logit Analysis”. Social Indicators Research. Vol.132(1):25-45. DOI: 10.1007/s11205-016-1377-3

36.   Zhang, X.; Chu, F.; Yu, X.; Zhou, Y.; Tian, X.; Geng, X.; Yang, J.(2017) Changing Structure and Sustainable Development for China’s Hog Sector. Sustainability 2017, 9, 69.

37.   Tian X., and X. Yu (2017) “The Quality of Imported Fruits in China”. Emerging Markets Finance & Trade. DOI:10.1080/1540496X.2016.1179627. Vol.53:1603–1618, 2017

38.   Yu, X. and Shimokawa S. (2016) “Nutrition Impacts of Rising Food Prices in African Countries: A Review”. Food Security. Vol. 8(5):985-997. DOI: 10.1007/s12571-016-0605-7.

39.   Giampietri E. , D. Koemle, X. Yu and A. Finco (2016) Consumers’ Sense of Farmers’ Markets: Tasting Sustainability or Just Purchasing Food? Sustainability 2016, 8(11), 1157; doi:10.3390/su8111157.

40.   Hasiner E. and X. Yu (2016) “ Meat Consumption and Democratic Governance: A CrossNational Analysis ”, Forthcoming in China Economic Review. DOI: 10.1016/j.chieco.2016.06.008.

41.   Yu. X., Z. Gao and S. Shimokawa (2016) “Consumer Preferences for US Beef Products: A Meta-Analysis”. Italian Review of Agricultural Economics (REA) 2016(2): 177-195.

42.   Yu X.  and D. Abler (2016) “Matching Food with Mouths: A Statistical Explanation to the Abnormal Decline of Per Capita Food Consumption in Rural China”, Food Policy. Vol.63:36-43.

43.   Zhou D., and X. Yu (2016) “Calorie Elasticities with Income Dynamics: Evidence from the Literature”, Applied Economic Perspective and Policy. Vol.38 (1): 50-72.

44.   Tian X. , Zhang X., Zhou Y. and Yu X. (2016) “Regional Inequality in China revisited: A Perspective of Club Convergence,” Economic Modelling.  Vol. 56:50-58.

45.   Chen D., D. Abler, D. Zhou, X. Yu, and W. Thompson (2016), A Meta-Analysis of Food Demand Elasticities for China, Applied Economics Perspective and Policy. Vol. 38(1):5072.

46.   Tian X.* and X. Yu (2015). Using Semiparametric Models to Study Nutrition Improvement and Dietary Change with Different Indices: The Case of China. Food Policy.  Vol. 53:67–81

47.   Zhou D. , X. Yu and T. Herzfeld (2015).”Dynamic Food Demand in Urban China”.  China Agricultural Economic Review. Vol.7(1):27-44.

48.   Zhao Q., X. Yu, X. Wang and T. Glauben(2014), ”The impact of parental migration on children’s school performance in rural China”, China Economic Review. Vol. 31:43-54.

49.   Yu X., B. Yan and Z. Gao (2014). Can Willingness-To-Pay Values be Manipulated? Evidences from an Experiment on Organic Food in China, Agricultural Economics. 45(S1):119-127.

50.   Yu X. and D. Abler (2014). “Where Have All the Pigs Gone? Inconsistencies in Pork Statistics in China”. China Economic Review, Vol.30: 469-484.

51.   Yu. X. (2014) "Monetary Easing Policy and Long-Run Food Prices in China", Economic Modelling, Vol.40:175-183.

52.   Yu X., Z. Gao and Y. Zeng (2014). “Willingness to Pay for the ‘Green Food’ in China.” Food Policy, Vol. (45):80-87.

53.   Yu. X.(2014) “Raising Food Prices and Welfare Change: A Simple Calibration”. Applied Economics Letters. Vol. 21(9):643-645.

54.   Meyer S. and X. Yu (2013): “The Impacts of Production Uncertainties on World Food Prices”, China Agricultural Economic Review. Vol.5(4):459-472.

55.   Gao Z., X. Yu and J. Lee (2013): “Consumer Demand for Healthy Diet: New Evidence from the Healthy Eating Index”, Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Vol.57(3):301-319.

56.   Holst R. , Yu. X. and C. Gruen (2013): “Climate Change, Risk and Grain Yields in China”. Journal of Integrative Agriculture, Vol. 12(7) 1279-1291.

57.   Tian X. ,and X. Yu (2013): “The Demand for Nutrients in China”, Frontiers of Economics in China. Vol.8(2):186-206.

58.   Bu M., Z. Liu, M. Wagner and X. Yu (2013): “Corporate Social Responsibility and the Pollution Haven Hypothesis: Evidence from Multinationals' Investment Decision in China”, Asia-Pacific Journal of Accounting & Economics. Vol 20(1):85-99.

59.   Li Z., X. Yu, Y. Zeng and R. Holst (2012): “Estimating Transport Costs and Trade Barriers in China: Direct Evidence from Chinese Agricultural Traders”, China Economic Review, Vol.23(4):1003-1010.

60.   Tian X. and X. Yu (2012): “The Enigmas of TFP in China: A Meta-Analysis”, China Economic Review. Vol. 23(2): 396-14.

61.   Yu X. (2012): “Productivity, Efficiency and Structural Problems in Chinese Dairy Farms”, China Agricultural Economic Review, Vol.4 (2): 168-175.

62.   Ji Y., X. Yu, and F. Zhong (2012): “Machinery Investment Decision and Off-Farm Employment in Rural China”. China Economic Review. Vol.23(1):71-80.

63.   Gao Z., L. House and X. Yu (2010): “Using Choice Experiment to Estimate Consumer Valuation: the Role of Experiment Design and Attribute Information Loads”, Agricultural Economics, Vol. 41 (6):555-565.

64.   Yu X. and Z. Gao (2010): “An Updated Ranking of the Economic Research Institutions in China (2000-2009)", China Economic Review, Vol. 21(4):571-581.

65.   Gao Z., T. Schroeder and X. Yu (2010): “Consumer Willingness-to-Pay for Cue Attribute: the Value beyond its Own”, Journal of International Food and Agribusiness Marketing, Vol.22(1):108-124.

66.   Yu X. and David Abler (2010): “Incorporating Zero and Missing Responses into CVM with Open-Ended Bidding: Willingness to Pay for Blue Skies in Beijing”, Environment and Development Economics, Vol.15:535-556.

67.   Yu X. and D. Abler (2010): “Interactions between Cigarette and Alcohol Consumption in Rural China”, European Journal of Health Economics. Vol. (11):151–160.

68.   Yu X. and G. Zhao (2009): “Chinese Agricultural Development in 30 Years: A Literature Review”, Frontiers of Economics in China, Vol.4 (4):633-648.

69.   Yu X. and D. Abler (2009): “The Demand for Food Quality in Rural China”, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 91(1): 57-69.


Book Review and Editorial 

70.   Yu. X., D. Abler and S. Shimokawa,  Introduction to the Special Issue on „Sustainable Food Consumption in China“ China Economic Review, 2018.

71.   Yu X. (2015), Meat consumption in China and its impact on international food security: Status quo, trends, and policies, Journal of Integrative Agriculture. Vol. 14(6):989-994.

72.   Yu X. (2015), Book Review for Zhang-Yue Zhou, Hongbo Liu and Lijuan Cao (2014): Food Consumption in China: The revolution Continues. Cheltenham, Glos, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 200 pages. ISBN: 978-1-78254-919-2. Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture 54 (2015), No. 2: 215-217.


Book Chapter  

73.   Bu M., Z Liu, M Wagner, X Yu (2014) Corporate Social Responsibility and the Pollution Haven Hypothesis: Evidence from Multinationals’ Investment Decision in China.

Globalization and the Environment of China (Edited by Bu and Yang). Emerald , UK.  Reprint of Bu et al. 2013