Staff profile - Xueli Tang

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Dr Xueli Tang

Position: Senior Lecturer
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Business and Law
Department: BL Deakin Business School
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 925 17405 +61 3 925 17405



My research revolves mainly around income inequality, fiscal policy, economic growth, saving, consumption, retirement, social security, trade, productivity and financial markets. This line of research has been published exclusively in peer-reviewed, internationally highly ranked journals, e.g., Econometrica, Journal of Economic Growth, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Banking and Finance, Economica, Journal of Macroeconomics, Economic Record, etc.


  • Master of Commerce, University of Auckland, 2004
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Economics), University of Auckland, 2008
  • Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2009

Professional activities

Google Scholar

Personal website


Teaching Interests

National Economic Policy

Macroeconomics Of Open Economies

Macroeconomic Theory And Policy

Subjects and units currently teaching

MAE302 Macroeconomics Of Open Economies

MAE413 Macroeconomic Theory And Policy

MAE905 Macroeconomic Theory And Policy

Student supervision

PhD student supervisions (current and completed)

  • Xuan Trung Hoang (completed)
  • Pablo Jimenez-Ayora (completed),
  • Ana Marija  Dabo (ongoing, co-supervisor)

Honours students supervisions (current and completed)

  • Joshua O'Neill (completed)
  • Danielle McConnell (completed)

Related Links

Link to My Home Page


Research projects

Current research projects

Redistributive Policies and TFP Differences Across Countries. (with Dr. Debasis Bandyopadhyay)

Growth-Maximizing Redistribution in an Endogenous Growth Model with Bequest. (with Dr. Debasis Bandyopadhyay)

Can High Discount Rates Increase Capital Accumulation? (with James, Feigenbaum and Emin Gahramanov)
Mortality, Cognitive Ability and Growth. (with Professor Jakob Madsen)

Research interests

Economic Growth

Income Inequality



Public Pensions

Research grants

Associate investigator in Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI)
Topic: "The Successes and Failures of Social Policy in Japan: What Asia Can Learn"

Research page



Cong S. Pham, Xuan Nguyen, Pasquale Sgro and Xueli Tang (2016): "Has China Displaced its Competitors in High-Tech Trade?" forthcoming in the World Economy.

Gahramanov, Emin and Xueli Tang (2016): “Impatient in Experiments, but Patient in Simulations: A Challenge to the Heckman-type Model”, forthcoming in Economic Record.

Feigenbaum James, Emin Gahramanov and Xueli Tang (2013): “Is It Really Good to Annuitize?” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 93, 116-140.

Gahramanov, Emin and Xueli Tang (2013): “Should We Refinance Unfunded Social Security?” Economica, 80, 532-565.

Hayat, Aziz, Bahodir Ganiev and Xueli Tang (2013): “Expectations of future income and real exchange rate movements”. Journal of Banking and Finance, 37, 1274-1285.

Bandyopadhyay, Debasis and Xueli Tang (2011): "Parental Nurturing and Adverse Effects of
Redistribution". Journal of Economic Growth, 16, 71-98.

Tang, Xueli, and Ian King (2005): "A Comment on Roland Benabou's "Tax and Education Policy in a Heterogeneous-Agent Economy: What Levels of Redistribution Maximize Growth and Efficiency?"" Econometrica, 73, 3, 1003-1004, (ERA/ABDC ranked A*, impact
factor 3.185).

Link to publications

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