Profile of Project Professors

Project Professor

YU, Xiaohua


Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, The United States.

Research Field

Agricultural Economics, Development Economics, Environmental Economics, Experimental Economics , Applied Econometrics

Research Keywords

Food Demand, Consumer Behavior, Agribusiness strategy, Food Price Volatility, Non-market Goods Evaluation, Nutrition Transition, China Economic Development, Food Security, Food Safety , meat economics

Research Activities and Interests

Xiaohua Yu is a University Professor at the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development and Courant Research Centre ’Poverty, Equity and Growth’ in the University of Göttingen, Germany. He obtained his bachelor degree from Renmin University of China in 2001, master degree from Kyoto University in Japan, and Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University in the U.S. in 2009. His research interests cover agricultural economics, development economics, environmental economics and China Economy. He serves in editorial boards for a number of international journals. He is also columnists for Caixin Media and Southern Metropolis Daily, two very influential Chinese medias.

Selected Publications

[1] Mao R. M. Xing, and X. Yu (2021), Quality Response to Real Exchange Rate Shocks: A Panel SVAR Analysis on China’s Agricultural Exports.” Forthcoming in Agricultural Economics.
[2] Graskemper V., X. Yu and Jan-Henning Feil (2021), Analyzing Strategic Entrepreneurial Choices in Agriculture – Empirical Evidence from Germany. Forthcoming in Agribusiness.
[3] Graskemper V., X. Yu and Jan-Henning Feil (2021). Farmer Typology and Implications for Policy Design – an Unsupervised Machine Learning Approach.  Forthcoming in Land Use
[4]Sun F., D. Abler, X. Yu (2021), Crop Allocation and Increasing Returns to Fertilizer Use in China. Forthcoming in Land Economics.
[5] Min S., X. Wang, X. Yu (2021) Does dietary knowledge affect household food waste in the developing economy of China?, Food Policy. Volume 98, 101896 
[6] Wang H., J-F. Feil and Yu X. (2021) Disagreement on Sunspots and Soybeans Future Price, Economic Modelling. Vol. 95:385-393 
[7] Lu Z., Bao T. and X. Yu.(2020) Gender and Bubbles in Experimental Markets with Positive and Negative Expectation Feedback. Forthcoming in Computational Economics.
[8] Luo H. and X. Yu(2020) National Day Holiday and Weight Gain in China: Evidence from the CHNS Surveys. Forthcoming in Applied Economics Letters. 
[9] Zhang X., Z. Wang, P. Qing ,D. Koemle &X. Yu (2020)Wheat yield convergence and its driving factors in countries along the Belt and Road. Ecosystem Health and Sustainability. Vol.
[10] Giampietri Elisa, X. Yu, Samuele Trestini (2020)The role of trust and perceived barriers on farmer’s intention to adopt risk management tools. Forthcoming in Bio-Based and Applied Economics. DOI: 10.13128/bae-8416. 

Professional Careers

2014- Present

Professor, Courant Research Centre “Poverty, Equity, and
Growth”, and Department of Agricultural Economics and
Rural Development, University of Göttingen.


Junior Professor, Courant Research Centre “Poverty, Equity, and
Growth”, University of Göttingen.