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Minhong Xu


Minhong Xu is an economist at the Institute for Policy Integrity. She specializes in environmental economics and real estate and urban economics. Her research characterizes urban economic resistance to disaster risks, explores environmental sustainability in natural resources exploitation, and identifies new engines and pathways of community development. Her research seeks to understand and assess social, economic, and legal mechanisms that can be employed to promote equitable economic development and environmental justice. 

Minhong’s research has been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Regional Science and Urban Economics, and Real Estate Economics. She was awarded the American Council on Consumer Interests Applied Consumer Economics Paper Award. 

Before joining Policy Integrity, Minhong was an Assistant Professor at Nanjing Audit University in China. Minhong acquired her Ph.D. degree in Agricultural and Applied Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She received a master’s degree in Economics from Tufts University and a bachelor’s degree in Logistics Management from Nankai University in China.  

She can be reached at [email protected].


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