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L. Colin Xu

Lead Economist

LIXIN COLIN XU is a lead economist in the Development Research Group of The World Bank. After studying at Peking University and the University of Chicago, he joined the Research Group of the World Bank in 1996. His current research has focused on applied microeconomic topics such as development, empirical industrial organization, corporate governance, political economy, labor and household economics, income distribution, and Chinese economy in transition.

Contact information: Email: lxu1@worldbank.org

World Bank Research Dataset

Deposit Insurance around the World: A Comprehensive Database
Policies and Institutions that Promote Saving: module 1 (National saving)

World Bank working papers and publications

1 .The dark side of disclosure : evidence of government expropriation from worldwide firms
2 .New tools for studying network industry reforms in developing countries : the telecommunications and electricity regulation database
3 .The investment climate and the firm : firm-level evidence from China
4 .The investment climate and the firm : firm-level evidence from China
5 .Ownership, competition, and corruption : bribe takers versus bribe payers
6 .Surveying surveys and questioning questions - learning from World Bank experience
7 .Reforming the urban water system in Santiago, Chile
8 .Information, incentives, and commitment : an empirical analysis of contracts between government and state enterprises
9 .How China's government and state enterprises partitioned property and control rights
10 .The productivity effects of decentralized reforms - an analysis of the Chinese industrial reforms