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Dr Xueli Tang



Senior Lecturer


Faculty of Business and Law


BL 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 in Deakin Business School. His research revolves mainly around income inequality, fiscal policy, economic growth, saving, consumption, retirement, social security, productivity and financial markets. 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, Economica, Journal of Macroeconomics, World Economy, Economic Record, 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

Teaching interests

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

Units taught

  • MAE302 - Macroeconomics of Open Economies


  • 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)
  • The Impact of Bequest Motives on Labor Supply and Retirement Behavior in Japan: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis, (with Charles Yuji Horioka, Emin Gahramanov, Aziz Hayat)
  • Fertility Transitions and Growth Miracles (with Jakob B. Madsen, Md. Rabiul Islam)
  • Social Cohesion and Optimal Redistribution in Economies with Long-Run Growth (with Debasis Bandyopadhyay)
  • Can High Discount Rates Increase Capital Accumulation? (with James, Feigenbaum and Emin Gahramanov)


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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


Why do children take care of their elderly parents? Are the Japanese any different?

C Horioka, E Gahramanov, A Hayat, X Tang

(2018), Vol. 59, pp. 113-136, International economic review, Chichester, Eng., C1


Has China displaced its competitors in high tech trade?

C Pham, X Nguyen, P Sgro, X Tang

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


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


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


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


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


A mixed blessing of lifespan heterogeneity

E Gahramanov, X Tang

(2013), Vol. 29, pp. 142-153, Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, C1


Is it really good to annuitize?

J Feigenbaum, E Gahramanov, X Tang

(2013), Vol. 93, pp. 116-140, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, C1


Should We Refinance Unfunded Social Security?

E Gahramanov, X Tang

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


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


Parental nurturing and adverse effects of redistribution

D Bandyopadhyay, X Tang

(2011), Vol. 16, pp. 71-98, Journal of Economic Growth, C1


Funded Projects at Deakin

No Funded Projects at Deakin found


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