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Xinyu HUA

Associate Professor

Ph.D.     2005   Northwestern University, Managerial Economics
                             and Strategy
B.A.       1998   Peking University, Economics

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  • Associate Professor of Economics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, July 2012- 
  • Assistant Professor of Economics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, July 2005 - June 2012 
  • Bank of China, P.R. China, 1998-1999


Contract theory, economics of organizations, industrial organization, law and economics



  • "Ex ante Investment, Ex post Remedies, and Product Liability", with Yongmin Chen, forthcoming at International Economic Review
  • “The Right of First Offer,” accepted for publications in International Journal of Industrial Organization.
  • "Product Recalls and Liability", Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, accepted in 2009 and to be printed in 2011.
  • "Strategic Ex-ante Contracts: Rent Extraction and Opportunity Costs." Rand Journal of Economics, 2007, Vol. 38:786-803
  • "Information and Externalities in Sequential Litigation." Joint with Kathryn E. Spier, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 2005,161(2): 215--232.

   Working Papers

  •  “Advocates, Information Transmission, and Sequential Search,” under review
  •  “The Effects of Strategic Breakup Fees on Cooperative Investments”

  Work in Progress

  • "Competition, Product Safety, and Liability,” with Yongmin Chen (University of Colorado, Boulder) 

  Teaching Experience  

Department of Economics, HKUST, 2005-

   Managerial Economics (EMBA)
   Strategic Decisions with Economic Insight (EMBA)
   Managerial Microeconomics (MBA)
   Competitive Strategy (MBA and MSc)
   Strategy and Organization (MBA and MSc)

Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 2004, 2005 

   Statistical Methods for Management Decisions (MBA)



          HKUST: Franklin Prize for Teaching Excellence, 2008, 2011 
          Kellogg: Award for Excellent Teaching by PhD Student, 2005

 Research Grant

          Hong Kong RGC: GRF Grant # 642008, 2008-2010
          Hong Kong RGC: GRF Grant # 642211, 2011-2013

  Referee for

B.E. Journals in Theoretical Economics, European Economic Review,  Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, Journal of Human Capital,  Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, Rand Journal of Economics, etc