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Personnel Economics of the State Development Economics Organizational Economics Labor Economics Political Economy Economic History International Development

About

Guo Xu is an assistant professor at Berkeley Haas. His research focuses on the selection, recruitment, and allocation of talent in private and public sector organizations. He earned a PhD in economics from the London School of Economics.

Education (4)

London School of Economics: PhD, Economics 2017

London School of Economics: MSc, Economics 2012

London School of Economics: MSc, Development Studies 2010

Humboldt-Universität Berlin: BSc, Economics 2009

Honors & Awards (4)

LSE Class Teacher Award

2017

Royal Economic Society Junior Fellowship

2016

LSE Class Teacher Award

2014

Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation Fellowship

2007

Selected External Service & Affiliations (2)

  • Referee for: Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Economic History, Economica
  • Consultant for: Asian Development Bank, World Bank, Bank of England

Positions Held (1)

At Haas since 2017

2017 – present, Assistant Professor, Haas School of Business

Media Appearances (1)

Nearly 200 New Profs At Top B-Schools

Poets and Quants  online

2017-10-03

"This fall Harmeling brings her passion to another part of the world, the West Coast of the United States, joining the USC Marshall School of Business faculty as a visiting professor. She’s one of almost 200 new professors at top U.S. B-schools this year, and one of dozens who bring decades’ worth of experience to new campuses for the benefit of MBA students coast to coast."

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Selected Papers & Publications (7)

The Costs of Patronage: Evidence from the British Empire Job Market Paper, London School of Economics

Guo Xu

2017

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Rewarding Schooling Success and Perceived Returns to Education: Evidence from India Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organization

Sandra Sequeira, Johannes Spinnewijn, Guo Xu

2016

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The Glittering Prizes: Career Incentives and Bureaucrat Performance Working Paper

Guo Xu, Marianne Bertrand, Robin Burgess, and Arunish Chawla

2018

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The Colonial Origins of Fiscal Capacity: Evidence from Patronage Governors Working Paper

Guo Xu

2018

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How Does Collective Reputation Affect Hiring? Selection and Sorting in an Online Labour Market Working paper

Guo Xu

2015

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Who Gives Aid to Whom and When? Aid Accelerations, Shocks and Policies European Journal of Political Economy

Tilman Brück, Guo Xu

2012

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Growth Accelerations Revisited Econ Journal Watch

Guo Xu

2011

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