Prof. Zhicheng Phil Xu, PhD

Research Interests

Behavioral Economics, Experimental Economics, Development Economics, Applied Econometrics



PhD in Agricultural Economics
Texas A&M University, 2016

M.A. in Economics
Shenzhen University, 2008

B.A. in Management Information System
Jilin University, 2005



  1. Conveniently dependent or naively overconfident? An experimental study on the reaction to external help (with Yinjunjie Zhang and Marco A. Palma), in: Plos One (forthcoming)

  2. Shadow of a Doubt: Moral Excuse in Charitable Giving (with Marco A. Palma), in: Review of Behavioral Economics, Vol. 6 (2), pp 133-146, 2019

  3. The Negative Consequences of School Bullying on Academic Performance and Mitigation through Female Teacher Participation: Evidence from Ghana (with Shahriar Kibriya and Yu Zhang), in: Applied Economics, Vol. 49 (25) 2017, pp. 2480-2490

  4. Consequential Egalitarianism vs. Accountability Principle: An Experimental Investigation (with Marco A. Palma), in: Applied Economics Letters, 23 (8), 562-565, 2016

  5. Unintended effects of the Alabama HB 56 immigration law on crime: A preliminary analysis (with Yinjinjie Zhang and Marco A. Palma), in: Economics Letters, Vol 147, October 2016, pp. 68 - 71