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Xiaoyong Zheng


Nelson Hall 3322


Area(s) of Expertise

  • Agricultural Economics: Prices, Markets and Policy
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Industrial Organization

Dr. Xiaoyong Zheng studies markets with asymmetric information. His published and working projects include empirical studies of auctions (public works; timber; conservation reservation), contracts (marketing and production contracts in agriculture) and insurance (health; crop). He is also an applied econometrician, applying microeconometrics methods to study policy-relevant issues in food demand, health and international trade.

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Selected Publications

Bayesian Estimation of Dynamic Panel Gravity Model,” Econometric Reviews.

Risk Aversion, Moral Hazard, and Gender Differences in Health Care Utilization,” Geneva Risk and Insurance Review. 

Input Use under Cost-of-Production Crop Insurance: Theory and Evidence,” Agricultural Economics. 

Household-level Welfare Effects of Organic Milk Introduction,” American Journal of Agricultural Economics.

Information Acquisition and/or Bid Preparation: A Structural Analysis of Entry and Bidding in Timber Sale Auctions,” Journal of Econometrics.

Homogenous and Heterogenous Contestants in Piece Rate Tournaments: Theory and Empirical Analysis,” Journal of Business & Economic Statistics.

Entry and Competition Effects in First-Price Auctions: Theory and Evidence from Procurement Auctions,” Review of Economic Studies.

Do Alternative Marketing Arrangements Increase Pork Packers’ Market Power?” American Journal of Agricultural Economics.

Semiparametric Bayesian Inference for Dynamic Tobit Panel Data Models with Unobserved Heterogeneity,” Journal of Applied Econometrics.

Efficiency Gains from Organizational Innovation: Comparing Ordinal and Cardinal Tournament Games in Broiler Contracts,” International Journal of Industrial Organization.

Structural Estimation of Rank-Order Tournaments with Private Information,” American Journal of Agricultural Economics.


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Ph.D., Economics, Indiana University (2005)