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Department of Economics
Professor QIU Dongxiao Larry

Professor QIU Dongxiao Larry

​BSc (SYSU); MA, PhD (UBC)
  • Head
  • Sydney S. W. Leong Chair Professor of Economics
  • Director, Master of Science in International Banking and Finance (MIBF)
  • Director, Master of Science in International and Development Economics (MIDE)
  • Director, Pan Sutong Shanghai-Hong Kong Economic Policy Research Institute (PSEI)
  • Director, China Economic Research Programme

Professor Larry Dongxiao QIU obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Zhongshan University, China, in 1983. He also holds a Master of Arts degree in Economics in 1989 and Ph.D. degree in Economics in 1993 from the University of British Columbia, Canada. He then joined Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 1993 as Assistant Professor and later became an Associate Professor and Professor there. He moved to The University of Hong Kong in January 2008 as a Professor before joining Lingnan in 2020.

Prof. Qiu's research covers a wide range of topics, with focuses on industrial organization, international trade and foreign direct investment (FDI). In the field of industrial organization, he is interested in issues such as R&D and M&As. In the field of international trade, he has studied the optimal design of strategic trade policies, the impacts of intellectual property right (IPR) protection on international trade, and the impacts of environment policies on technology transfer. In the field of FDI, he analyzes cross-border M&As, strategic alliances and technology transfer. He has also done some research on China's foreign trade and FDI. He has published extensively in international journals and books. Larry has taught a variety of courses at all levels (undergraduate, master, MBA, EMBA, Ph.D. and as well as executive training) and in many places including China, Hong Kong and Portugal. Examples of his courses include globalization, international trade and finance, China's industry analysis, and foreign trade and investment in China.

Prof. Qiu's research has received a number of research grants from the HKSAR Government. He has conducted several consultant projects for the HKSAR Government and Asia Development Bank.

Research interests:
Industrial Organization, International Trade, Foreign Direct Investment.


Selective Publications:

  1. “Export Scope, Managerial Efficiency, and Trade Liberalization: Evidence from Chinese Firms”, forthcoming in Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. (with Miaojie Yu)
  2. “Export to elude”, Journal of International Economics, forthcoming (with Haichao Fan, Yu Liu, and Xiaoxue Zhao)
  3. "Trade liberalization and domestic vertical integration: Evidence from China", Journal of International Economics, 2020. (with Qing Liu and Chaoqun Zhan).
  4. "China-US trade: Implications on conflicts", China Economic Journal, 12(2), 2019, 175-194 (with Xing Wei).
  5. "Analysis of the China–US trade war through the lens of the trade literature", Economic and Political Studies, 7(2), May 2019 (Special Issue), 148-168  (with Xing Wei and Chaoqun Zhan).
  6. "Regulation, innovation, and firm selection: The Porter Hypothesis under monopolistic competition", Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 92, November 2018, 638-658 (with Mohan Zhou and Xu Wei).
  7. "Intermediate input imports and innovation: Evidence from Chinese firms’ patent filings", Journal of International Economics, 2016, 103, 166-183 (with Qing Liu).
  8. "Multiproduct firms and scope adjustment in globalization", Journal of International Economics, 91, 2013, 142-153 (with Wen Zhou).
  9. "Merger waves: A model of endogenous mergers", Rand Journal of Economics, 30(1), Spring 2007, 214-226 (with Wen Zhou).
  10. "International mergers: Incentives and welfare", Journal of International Economics, January, 2006, 68, 38-58, (with Wen Zhou).
  11. "Optimal strategic trade policy under asymmetric information: Reply", Journal of International Economics, 61(1), 2003, 247-248.
  12. "The North’s intellectual property rights standard for the South?", Journal of International Economics, vol. 59, 2003, 183-209; reprint in Keith E. Maskus (eds) The WTO, Intellectual Property Rights and the Knowledge Economy, (Cheltenham UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, Volume 1 in the Series Critical Perspectives on the Global Trading System), 2004. (with Edwin Lai).
  13. "Keiretsu and relationship-specific investment: Implications for market-opening policies", NBER Working Paper #8279, Journal of International Economics, vol. 58, 2002, 49-79. (with Barbara Spencer).
  14. "Keiretsu and relationship-specific investment: A barrier to trade?", NBER Working Paper #7572, International Economic Review, vol. 42(4), 2001, 871-901. (with Barbara Spencer).
  15. "On the dynamic efficiency of Bertrand and Cournot equilibria", Journal of Economic Theory, vol. 75(1), 1997, 213-229.
  16. "Why can’t countervailing duties deter export subsidization?", Journal of International Economics, vol. 39, 1995, 249-272.
  17. "Optimal strategic trade policy under asymmetric information", Journal of International Economics, vol. 36, 1994, 333-354.


  1. ECO4305 International Trade & Trade Policy
  2. ECO3211 Chinese Economy
  3. SSC3102 Social & Public Policy issues

Contact Information

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