Prof. Xinyu HUA

Prof. Xinyu HUA

Associate Professor

Academic qualification

  • Ph.D.  Northwestern University, Managerical Economics and Strategy
  • B.A.    Peking University, Economics


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

Teaching Experience

School of Business and Management, HKUST

  • Managerial Microeconomics (MBA, EMBA)
  • Strategic Decisions with Economic Insight (EMBA)
  • Competitive Strategy (MBA/MSc)
  • Strategy and Organization (MBA/MSc/Executive Programs)
  • Antitrust Economics and Competition Policy (MSc)

 Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 2004, 2005  

          Statistical Methods for Management Decisions (MBA) 


  • “Product Safety, Contracts, and Liability,” with Kathryn E. Spier, accepted by RAND Journal of Economics
  • “Competition, Product Safety, and Product Liability,” with Yongmin Chen, Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, 2017, Vol. 33: pp. 237-267.
  • "Agency and Strategic Contracts: Theory and Evidence from R&D Agreements in the Pharmaceutical Industry," with Di Guo and Kun Jiang, International Journal of Industrial Organization, 2017, Vol.54: pp. 37-64.
  • "Ex ante Investment, Ex post Remedies, and Product Liability," with Yongmin Chen, International Economic Review, 2012, Vol.53: pp.845-866.
  • "The Right of First Offer," International Journal of Industrial Organization, 2012, Vol.30: pp.389-397.
  • "Product Recall and Liability," Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, 2011, Vol. 27: pp. 113-136 (accepted in 2009 and in print in 2011).
  • "Strategic Ex-ante Contracts: Rent Extraction and Opportunity Costs," Rand Journal of Economics, 2007, Vol. 38: pp. 786-803.
  • "Information and Externalities in Sequential Litigation," with Kathryn E. Spier, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 2005, 161(2): pp. 215-232.

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 


  • Auction and Business Strategy for some company
  • Anti-trust cases for government authorities in China


  • Industrial organization
  • Law and economics
  • Contract theory

Honors And Awards

  • HKUST: Franklin Prize for Teaching Excellence, 2008, 2011, 2016
  • Kellogg: Award for Excellent Teaching by PhD Student, 2005