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Victoria Wenxin Xie

Ph.D. Candidate – Department of Economics

Phone: (858) 952-3495

Office: SH 140

Email: w6xie@ucsd.edu

Department of Economics
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive # 0508
La Jolla, CA 92093-0508

Education

  • PhD, Economics, University of California, San Diego, 2019 (expected)
  • Mphil, Economics, University of Oxford, 2013
  • BBA, Global Business and Economics (Minor Math), Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2011

Research Interests

  • Primary: Environmental Economics, International Trade
  • Secondary: Development Economics, Labor Economics

Research Statement

I'm a Ph.D. candidate specializing in environmental economics and international trade. I'm particularly interested in estimating the impact of climate change on real economic activities and understanding how micro-level shocks affect the global production process. My research examines how extreme heat shocks associated with climate change impact worker-level labor market layoff, hiring, and job reallocation in Brazil, how temperature shocks affect within-industry resource reallocation among heterogeneous firms in Indonesia, and how the global commodity boom affected worldwide deforestation around mine sites in the early 2000s. In a second research agenda focused on international trade, I study how worldwide natural disasters and country-specific policy changes affect the dynamics of cross-border supply chains using novel data constructed from bill-of-lading records. Across disciplines, my research uses employer-employee linked administrative records, firm-level industrial surveys, customs records and pixel-based satellite data to understand the mechanisms of how micro-level shocks from environmental and policy changes affect economic agents and the global production process, shedding light on aggregate adjustment with targeted policy implications.

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References

Richard Carson (co-chair)
UC San Diego
Department of Economics
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Gordon Hanson (co-chair)
UC San Diego
Department of Economics
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Julie Cullen
UC San Diego
Department of Economics
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