Xueyan Zhao is a Professor in the Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics.

Professor Zhao’s research interests are in the broad area of microeconometrics using large scale micro-unit and panel data. She has published in academic journals such as Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Journal of Health Economics and Health Economics.

Her current research projects include binge drinking and alcohol taxation, illicit and prescription drug abuse, hospital adverse events, choice between private and public hospital services, elective surgery waiting time, and environmental policy and productivity. She also currently works on econometrics topics of partial identification of treatment effect and weak instrument issues in binary outcome models.

She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Peking University, a Master in Quantitative Economics from Tsinghua University, and a PhD in Economics from the University of New England. She has previously held lecturing positions in the University of New England and the University of Adelaide.