Zhong, Xiaohan

Associate Professor,  Department of Economics
Chair, Department of Economics

Curriculum Vitae

Phone              (86) (10) 62772540
Office              551 Weilun Building
Office Hours    Sunday 9:45pm-10:45pm


Xiaohan Zhong is associate professor (with tenure) and chair of Department of Economics, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University. He received his Bachelor in Management Information System, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University, Ph.D. in Economics, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University.

He teaches three courses: Principles of Economics, Game Theory, and Political Economy. He has received several rewards on teaching.

His research interests include Labor Economics, Political Economy, Applied Microeconomics and Microeconomic Theory, and China Economy. Research papers have been published in Games and Economic Hehavior, Experimental Economics, Social Sciences in China, China Economic Quarterly, China Journal of Economics, and so on. He has written two books, Heritage Protection and Tourism Development, China Farmers' Story.

Professor Zhong serves as Researcher of National Center for Economic Research at Tsinghua University (NCER), Fellow of Center for China in the World Economy at Tsinghua University (CCWE). He also is the Reader of several core journals.

He was an Excellent Undergraduate of Tsinghua University in 1994, and won University Excellent Faculty Award in 2015.


Publications in Journals (in English)

 Lien, Jaimie, Jie Zheng, and Xiaohan Zhong, Ex-ante Fairness in the Boston and Serial Dictatorship Mechanisms under Pre-exam and Post-exam Preference Submission, Special Issue in Honor of John O. Ledyard, Vol. 101, Jan. 2017, 98-120.

Lien, Jaimie, Jie Zheng, and Xiaohan Zhong, Preference Submission Timing in School Choice Matching: Testing Efficiency and Fairness in the Laboratory, Experimental Economics, 19(1), Mar. 2016, pp. 116-150.

 Wu, Binzhen, and Xiaohan Zhong, Matching Mechanisms and Matching Quality: Evidence from a Top University in China, Games and Economic Behavior, Vol. 84, Mar. 2014, pp. 196-215.

 Wang, Jin, and Xiaohan Zhong, Has the Lewis Turning Point Arrived in China? – Theoretical Analysis and International Experience, Social Sciences in China, Vol. XXXIII, No. 3, Aug. 2012, pp. 81-100.

 Xue Qiao, Xiaohan Zhong, and Sin Sung, Economic Development, Risky Sexual Behavior, and AIDS Epidemics –Theory and Evidence, Frontiers of Economics in China, Vol. 7 No. 3, Sep. 2012, pp. 407-433.

 Bai, Chong-en, Xin Wang, and Xiaohan Zhong, “Regulation or Property Rights: The Effect of China’s Coal Mine Shutdown Policy on Work Safety”, China Economist, Vol.7 No. 3, May-June, 2012, pp. 114-127.

 Publications in Journals (in Chinese)

Wu, Binzhen, Xinyu Zhao, and Xiaohan Zhong, The Wage Return to Elite High School Education: Evidence from Chinese College Students Survey, The Journal of World Economy, Vol. 39, Issue 2, Feb. 2016, 142-166..

 Chen, Hao, Jie Zheng, and Xiaohan Zhong, Incentive Mechanism of Ability-Based Grouping: An Economic Analysis Based on Contest Game, China Journal of Economics, Vol. 2, Issue 4, Dec. 2015, pp. 36-61.

 Cao, Jing, Xin Wang, and Xiaohan Zhong, Did Driving Restrictions Improve Air Quality in Beijing?, China Economic Quarterly, Vol. 13, Issue 3, Apr. 2014, pp. 1091-1126.

 Jin, Yaran, and Xiaohan Zhong, TV, Political Participation and Political Attitude: An Empirical Study Based on CGSS Data, China Journal of Economics, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Mar. 2014, pp. 135-162.

 Wu, Binzhen, and Xiaohan Zhong, Institutions and Gender Difference in China’s College Admission, Journal of Tsinghua University (Philosophy and Social Sciences), Vol. 29, Issue 132, Mar. 2014, pp. 140-156.

 Wu, Binzhen, and Xiaohan Zhong, Preference Submission Mechanisms and Matching Qualities: An Empirical Study on China’s College Entrance Examination System, China Economic Quarterly, 11:2 (Jan. 2012), pp. 765-804.

 Bai, Chong-en, Xin Wang, and Xiaohan Zhong, Regulation and Property Right: Effect of China’s Coalmine Shutdown Policy on Work Safety, China Soft Science Magazine, Issue 250 (Oct. 2011), pp. 12-26.

 Wang, Jin, and Xiaohan Zhong, Is the Lewisian Turning Point Approaching in China?-Theoretical Analysis and International Experience, Social Sciences in China, Issue 191(Sep. 2011), pp.22-37.

 Bai, Chong-en, Xin Wang, and Xiaohan Zhong, The Effect of Tax Rebate Policy Changes on China’s Exports: An Empirical Analysis, China Economic Quarterly, 10:3 (Apr. 2011), pp. 799-820.

 Qiao, Xue and Xiaohan Zhong, Economic Development, Risky Behavior and AIDS Epidemic, South China Journal of Economics, Issue 260 (May 2011), pp. 54-67.

 Zhong, Xiaohan, On the Negative Correlation between Mortality and Output: Effects of Shutdown Policy in China’s Coal Industry, China Journal of Economics, Issue 5(Apr. 2011), pp. 67-103.

 Zhong, Xiaohan, Rural-Urban Migration and Income Inequality: A Theory Based on Gini-Coefficient, Journal of Quantitative & Technical Economics, 25:8 (Aug. 2008), pp. 110-122.

 Feng, Junxin, Kaiyun Zhang, and Xiaohan Zhong, Heritage Resources and Regional Tourism Development – An Empirical Study Based on Cross Provincial Data of China, Economic Geography, 28:3 (May 2008), pp. 497-502.

 Cheng, Zijian and Xiaohan Zhong, Preservation of Cultural Relics and Tourism Industrialization: Incomplete Contract Theory, Tourism Tribune, 22:6 (Jun. 2007), pp. 30-36.

 Zhong, Xiaohan, Labor Flow and Wage Disparity, Social Sciences in China, Issue 157 (Jan. 2006), pp. 34-46.

 Zhong, Xiaohan, Uncertainty, Information and Authority: Central-Local Relations in Irregular Events, China Journal of Economics, 1:2 (Dec. 2005), pp. 179-191.

 Sun, Ruijun and Xiaohan Zhong, Using Travel Cost Model to Estimate Typical Consumers’ Tourism Demand and Its Surplus: An Empirical Study of China, Statistical Research, Series No. 170 (Dec. 2005), pp. 34-39.

 Zhong, Xiaohan, Towards an Industrial Organization Economics on Regional Competition and Local Protectionism, China Industrial Economy, Issue 208 (July 2005), pp. 50-56.

 Zhong, Xiaohan, Regional Evolutions of Wage in China during the Reform Era, Journal of Tsinghua University (Philosophy and Social Sciences), 20:3 (June 2005), pp. 18-27.

 Zhong, Xiaohan, Market as a Medium and Agricultural Development, Rural Economy, Issue 269 (Mar. 2005), pp. 9-12.

 Que, Li and Xiaohan Zhong, A Regional Level Test on the Authenticity of China’s GDP Growth Statistics, Journal of Quantitative & Technical Economics, 22: 4( Apr. 2005), pp. 3-12.

 Zhong, Xiaohan and Li Tang, Economic Impact of Rural Financial Institution Contraction: An Empirical Study of China, Economic Review, 131:1(Jan./Feb. 2005), pp. 109-115.

 Zhong, Xiaohan, Na Cheng, and Yunfan He, Where Have All the Flowers Gone – An Analysis of the National College Entrance Exam, China Economic Quarterly, 3:3(Apr. 2004), pp. 763-778.

 Zhong, Xiaohan, Taxation Intermediaries: A Loop Model, China Economic Quarterly, 1:3(Apr. 2002), pp. 741-752.

 Zhong, Xiaohan, Zinai Li, A Macroeconomic Model on Climate Change, Systems Engineering – Theory & Practice, XXII: 3(Mar. 2002), pp. 20-25.

 Zhong, Xiaohan, Lock-in and Re-lock-in: The Story of Lantian and Its Implication, China Rural Survey, Issue 43 (Jan. 2002), pp. 39-46.

 Zhong, Xiaohan, Macroeconomic Research in Global Warming: The Means of Dynamic Planning, China Sustainable Development, Issue 5(No. 4, 2001), pp. 68-71.

 Zhong, Xiaohan, Evaluation Methods of Policies on Mitigation and Adaptation of Climate Change, China Population, Resources and Environment, Vol. 9, Special Issue, 1999, pp. 74-75.

 Zhong, Xiaohan, A Theoretical Model on Intertemporal Optimization of Greenhouse Gases Emissions Reduction, in Systems Engineering and Sustainable Development Strategy – Proceedings on the 10th Annual Conference of Systems Engineering Society of China, Beijing: Scientific and Technical Documents Publishing House, 1998, pp. 381-385.

 Zhong, Xiaohan, A Research on the Mechanism of Bid Transfer, Quantitative and Technical Economics, 15:3 (Mar. 1998), pp. 48-50.

 Books (in Chinese)

 Zhong, Xiaohan, eds., Heritage Protection and Tourism Development: An Economic Analysis, Beijing: Tsinghua University Press, 2008.

 Zhong, Xiaohan, eds., China Farmers’ Stories, Beijing: Tsinghua University Press, 2005.


Wu, Binzhen, and Xiaohan Zhong, Fairness of the Boston Matching Mechanism in China's College Admissions. Available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2902729.

Ma, Mingming, Binzhen Wu, and Xiaohan Zhong, Matching Mechanisms, Matching Quality, and Strategic Behavior: Evidence from China.

Li, Bingbing, Stephanie Wang, and Xiaohan Zhong, Timing is Everything? An Experimental Investigation of Incomplete Information in Centralized Matching Mechanisms.

Zhong, Xiaohan, and Lin Zhu, The Long-Run Efficiency Consequence of Unfair School Matching: Evidence from China College Student Survey. Available at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2926301

Chang, Yanting, and Xiaohan Zhong, The Excess Profits and Social Welfare Influence of Chinese State-owned Enterprises: Petro-chemistry Industry as Example (in Chinese), 2013.

2012-2015, Person-in-charge, “College Admission System and Matching Quality: An Empirical Study Based on School Choice Mechanism Theories”, funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China.

2005–2006, Person-in-charge, National Cultural Relic Bureau Project, "Current Situation, Problems and Prospects of Chinese Cultural Tourism", funded by State Administration of Cultural Heritage.

2000-2002, Person-in-charge, "Chinese Peasants Behavior Research in Transitional Period", funded by Minoru Kobayashi Economic Research Fund Project, Tsinghua University.

1999-2004, Major Participant, "Revival Policy Research for Chinese Interior Region", Co-operation between Tsinghua University and Keio University, Japan.

2001–2003, Major Participant, "The Mechanism and Pattern of Chinese Rural Labor Force Flow and Land Essential Factor Mobile", funded by Tsinghua University 985 Project.

1996–2000, Major Participant, "The Assessment Method Research and Application of Climatic Change Influence and Countermeasure", National Key Science and Technology Project.

Book Chapters:

China’s Economy Amid New Challenges: Exploration of Chinese Economists, ed. by Bei Jin and Gang Li, Beijing: Economic Science Press, 2013, Chapter 8.



Beyond Transition Newsletter, Caijing, China National Conditions and Strength, China Reform, China Banker, Anhui Policy Making Consultation, Outlook Weekly, etc.



China Industrial Economy News, China Financial and Economic News, Southern Weekend, China Reform Daily, International Finance News, China Business Times, China Securities Journal, China Co-operation Times, etc.