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Dr Xueli Tang



Senior Lecturer


Faculty of Business and Law


Deakin Business School


Melbourne Burwood Campus


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


Xueli Tang is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics at Deakin Business School. His research revolves mainly around income inequality, fiscal policy, economic growth, saving, consumption, retirement, social security and productivity. This line of research has been published exclusively in peer-reviewed, internationally highly ranked journals, e.g., Econometrica, International Economic Review, Journal of Economic Growth, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Banking and Finance, Macroeconomic Dynamics, Economica, Journal of Macroeconomics, World Economy, etc.

Xueli completed his Master of Commerce and PhD in the University of Auckland. He also completed a Graduate Certificate of Higher Education in Deakin University.

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Research interests

  • Macroeconomics
  • Economic Growth
  • Social Security


Associate Editor of Public Finance Review.

Teaching interests

  • National Economic Policy
  • Macroeconomics of Open Economies
  • Macroeconomic Theory and Policy

Units taught

  • MAE203 - The Global Economy
  • MAE302 - Macroeconomics of Open Economies


Japan, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI), 2015-2018
Deakin University, Faculty Research Grant, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2017
Deakin University, Faculty Research Award, 2011, 2013, 2016


  • Where Did the Time Go? The Effects of China’s Two-Day Weekend Policy on Labour Supply, Household Work, and Leisure Activities, (with Tony Fang, Carl Lin)
  • Can High Discount Rates Increase Capital Accumulation? (with James, Feigenbaum and Emin Gahramanov)
  • The Nexus between Long-term Care Insurance, Formal Care, Informal Care, and Bequests: The Case of Japan. (with Charles Yuji Horioka, Emin Gahramanov).
  • Income Distribution in an Assignment Model (with Shenghao Zhu, Lei Zhao).
  • Marital Sorting, Family Output and Wealth Inequality (with Shenghao Zhu, Emin Gahramanov).


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Where did the time go? The effects of China's two-day weekend policy on labor supply, household work, and wages

T Fang, C Lin, X Tang

(2024), Vol. 83, pp. 1-17, China Economic Review, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

A tale of two taxes: State-dependency of tax policy

K Arin, E Gahramanov, T Omay, X Tang, M Ulubasoglu

(2023), pp. 1-27, Scottish Journal of Political Economy, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Marital sorting, family output, and wealth inequality

Emin Gahramanov, Xueli Tang, Zhenhai Yang, Shenghao Zhu

(2023), pp. 1-16, Oxford Economic Papers, Oxford, Eng., C1

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Children's learning environment and growth-promoting income redistribution

D Bandyopadhyay, X Tang

(2021), pp. 1-45, Macroeconomic Dynamics, Cambridge, Eng., C1

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The impact of bequest motives on labor supply and retirement behavior in Japan: A theoretical and empirical analysis

C Horioka, E Gahramanov, A Hayat, X Tang

(2021), Vol. 62, Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, C1

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Parental involvement and children's human capital: a tax-subsidy experiment

E Gahramanov, R Hasanov, X Tang

(2020), Vol. 85, pp. 16-29, Economic modelling, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Factors affecting delinquency of household credit in the U.S.: Does consumer sentiment play a role?

M Wadud, H Ali Ahmed, X Tang

(2020), Vol. 52, North American Journal of Economics and Finance, C1

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Was the post-1870 fertility transition a key contributor to growth in the West in the twentieth century?

Jakob Madsen, Md Islam, Xueli Tang

(2020), Vol. 25, pp. 431-454, Journal of Economic Growth, New York, N.Y., C1

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Human capital misallocation, redistributive policies, and TFP

D Bandyopadhyay, I King, X Tang

(2019), Vol. 60, pp. 309-324, Journal of macroeconomics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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C Horioka, E Gahramanov, A Hayat, X Tang

(2018), Vol. 59, pp. 113-136, International Economic Review, C1

journal article

Has China Displaced its Competitors in High-tech Trade?

C Pham, X Nguyen, P Sgro, X Tang

(2017), Vol. 40, pp. 1569-1596, World Economy, C1

journal article

Impatient in experiments, but patient in simulations: a challenge to the heckman-type model

E Gahramanov, X Tang

(2016), Vol. 92, pp. 268-290, Economic record, Willoughby, N.S.W., C1

journal article

Classifying Chinese bull and bear markets : indices and individual stocks

W Chi, R Brooks, E Bissoondoyal-Bheenick, X Tang

(2016), Vol. 33, pp. 509-531, Studies in economics and finance, Bingley, Eng., C1

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Labor-leisure choice : is everything as straightforward as one might have thought?

E Gahramanov, X Tang

(2016), Vol. 6, pp. 750-760, Theoretical economics letters, Irvine, Cal., C1

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Expectations of future income and real exchange rate movements

A Hayat, B Ganiev, X Tang

(2013), Vol. 37, pp. 1274-1285, Journal of banking and finance, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

A mixed blessing of lifespan heterogeneity

E Gahramanov, X Tang

(2013), Vol. 29, pp. 142-153, Journal of the Japanese and international economies, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Is it really good to annuitize?

J Feigenbaum, E Gahramanov, X Tang

(2013), Vol. 93, pp. 116-140, Journal of economic behavior & organization, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Should we refinance unfunded social security?

E Gahramanov, X Tang

(2013), Vol. 80, pp. 532-565, Economica, Chichester, England, C1

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Understanding the economic dynamics behind growth-inequality relationships

D Bandyopadhyay, X Tang

(2011), Vol. 33, pp. 14-32, Journal of macroeconomics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Parental nurturing and adverse effects of redistribution

D Bandyopadhyay, X Tang

(2011), Vol. 16, pp. 71-98, Journal of economic growth, Secaucus, N.J., C1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

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Associate Supervisor

Ana Marija Dabo

Thesis entitled: Essays in Land, Legal Systems and Economic Development

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Economics


Pablo Jimenez Ayora

Thesis entitled: Essays on Political and Development Economics

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Accounting, Economics & Finance


Xuan Trung Hoang

Thesis entitled: Dynamics of Poverty in Vietnam: 2002-2008

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Accounting, Economics & Finance