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Xiao-yuan Dong, Professor

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Xiao-yuan Dong
Xiao-yuan Dong, Professor

BA (Heilongjiang)
MA (Alberta)
PhD (Alberta)


Areas of Specialization: Economic Development, Econometrics and Applied Microeconomics

Research Profile Growing a Private Sector: Economic Development in China

Selected Publications:

  • Dong, Xiao-Yuan (with Hongqin Chang and Fiona MacPhail). 2011. “Labor Migration and Time Use Patterns of the Left-behind Children and Elderly in Rural China.” World Development, in press
  • Dong, Xiao-Yuan (with Hongqin Chang and Fiona MacPhail). 2011. “The Feminization of Labor and the Gender Work-Time Gap in Rural China.” Feminist Economics, 17(4): 93-124
  • Dong, Xiao-Yuan (with Sarah Cook). 2011. “Harsh Choices: Chinese Women's Paid Work and Unpaid Care Responsibilities under Economic Reform.” Development and Change, 42(4): 947-966
  • Dong, Xiao-Yuan (with Gale Summerfield, Nahid Aslanbeigui and Jie Hu). 2011. “Wage Differentials, Occupational Segregation, and Gendered Creativity Perceptions in the Chinese Science and Technology Sector: Beijing and Wuhan.” Eastern Economic Journal, 37: 178-196
  • Dong, Xiao-Yuan (with Liying Li). 2011. “Economic Transition and the Gender Earnings Gap in Chinese Industry: The Role of Firm Characteristics” Contemporary Economic Policy, 29(1): 67-87
  • Dong, Xiao-Yuan (with Sarah Cook). eds. 2010. Gender Equality and China's Economic Transition: Informal Employment and Care Provision. Beijing: Economic Science Press
  • Dong, Xiao-Yuan (with Gunseli Berik and Gale Summerfield). eds. 2010. Gender, China and the World Trade Organization, London and New York: Routledge
  • Dong, Xiao-Yuan (with Lan Liu and Xiaoying Zheng). 2010. “Parental Care and Married Women's Labor Supply: Evidence from Urban China.” Feminist Economics, 16(3): 169-192
  • Dong, Xiao-Yuan (with Paul Bowles and Hongqin Chang). 2010. "Managing Liberalization and Globalization in Rural China: Trends in Rural Labour Allocation, Income and Inequality." Global Labour Journal: 1 (1): 32-55
  • Dong, Xiao-Yuan (with Gunseli Berik and Gale Summerfield). eds. 2009. China's Transformation and Feminist Economics. Beijing: Economic Science Press.
  • Dong, Xiao-Yuan and Manish Pandey. 2009. “Comparison of Manufacturing Productivity between India and China: The Role of Institutional Change.” China Economic Review, 20(4): 754-766
  • Dong, Xiao-Yuan (with Lixin Xu). 2009. “Labor Restructuring in China: Toward A Functioning Labor Market.” Journal of Comparative Economics, 37(2): 287-305
  • Dong, Xiao-Yuan, (with Ding Sai and Shi Li). 2009. “Employment and Earnings of Married Women and Family Income Inequality during China's Economic Transition.” Feminist Economics, 15(3): 163-190
  • Dong, Xiao-Yuan (with Fenglian Du). 2009. “Why Do Women Have Longer Durations of Unemployment than Men in Post-Restructuring Urban China?” Cambridge Journal of Economics, 33(2): 233-252
  • Dong, Xiao-Yuan (with Liqin Zhang). 2009. “Economic Transition and Gender Differentials in Wages and Productivity: Evidence from Chinese Manufacturing Enterprises.” Journal of Development Economics, 88(1): 144-156

China's Agri Dev




Dong, Xiao-yuan, Song, Shunfeng and Zhang, Xiaobo, China's Agricultural Development - Challenges and Prospects, The Chinese Economy Series, Ashgate Publishing, 2006. ISBN 0-7546-4696-3





  • MacPhail, Fiona and Xiao-yuan Dong, "Market Labor and Women's Household Status in Rural China" forthcoming in Feminist Economics, April 2007
  • Dong, Xiao-yuan, Louis Putterman, and Bulent Unel, "Enterprise Restructuring and Firm Performance: A Comparison of Rural and Urban Enterprises in Jiangsu Province" Journal of Comparative Economics, September 2006.
  • Wang, Xiaobo and Dong, Xiao-yuan, "The Status of Women Economists in China's Universities," Feminist Economics, June 2006.
  • Dong, Xiao-yuan, "Wage Inequality and Between-Firm Wage Dispersion in the 1990s: A Comparison of Rural and Urban Enterprises in China" Journal of Comparative Economics, 33: 664-687, 2005.
  • Dong, Xiao-yuan, Fiona MacPhail, Paul Bowles, and Samuel Ho, "Gender Segmentation at Work in China's Privatized Rural Industry: Some Evidence from Shandong and Jiangsu", World Development, 32(6): 979-998, June 2004.
  • Dong, Xiao-yuan, "Privatization and Rising Earnings Inequality in China’s Rural Industry: Evidence from Shandong and Jiangsu." China Economic Quarterly, 2(2): 1-10, 2003.
  • Dong, Xiao-yuan and Louis Putterman, "Soft Budget Constraints, Social Burdens, and Labor Redundancy in China’s State Industry." Journal of Comparative Economics, 31(1): 110-133, 2003.
  • Ho, Samuel, Paul Bowles, and Xiao-yuan Dong, "Letting Go of the Small: An Analysis of The Privatization of Rural Enterprises in Jiangsu and Shandong." Journal of Development Studies, 39(4): 1-26, April 2003.
  • Bowles, Paul, Xiao-yuan Dong and Samuel Ho, "Managerial Autonomy, Firm Objectives and the Role of Local Governments in Post-Privatization Rural China: Some Survey Evidence." Journal of Asian Business, 18(3): 17-30, 2002.
  • Dong, Xiao-yuan, Paul Bowles, and Samuel Ho, "Share Ownership and Employee Attitudes: Some Evidence from China’s Post-Privatization Rural Industry", Journal of Comparative Economics, 30(4): 812-835, December 2002.
  • Ho, Samuel, Xiao-yuan Dong, Paul Bowles, Fiona MacPhail, "Privatization and Enterprise Wage Structures During Transition: Evidence from Rural China", Economics of Transition, 10(3): 659-688, November 2002.
  • Dong, Xiao-yuan and Louis Putterman, "China’s State-owned Enterprises in the First Reform Decade: An Analysis of a Declining Monopsony," Economics of Planning, 35(2): 109-140, 2002.
  • Dong, Xiao-yuan, Paul Bowles, Samuel Ho, "The Determination of Employee Share Ownership in China’s Privatized Rural Industries: Evidence from Jiangsu and Shandong," Journal of Comparative Economics, 30(2): 415-437, June 2002.
  • Dong, Xiao-yuan and Paul Bowles, "Segmentation and Discrimination in China’s Emerging Industrial Labor Markets", Chinese Economic Review, 13(2-3): 170-196, May 2002.


Working Papers

  • Investigating the Rise of Labor Redundancy in China's State Industry (with Louis Putterman)  Department of Economics, University of Winnipeg Working Paper 2000.
  • Segmentation and Discrimination in China's Emerging Industrial Labor Markets (with Paul Bowles), Department of Economics, University of Winnipeg and University of Northern British Columbia, 2000
  • The Chinese Enigma: Impacts of WTO Accession Upon Canadian and U.S. Exports and Imports (with Michele Veeman and Terry Veeman) Presented in Joint Annual Meetings of the Canadian Agricultural Economics Society and the Canadian Economics Association, Vancouver, BC,  June 1-4, 2000.
  • China's State-Owned Enterprises in the First Reform Decade: An Analysis of a Declining Monopsony (with Louis Putterman) Department of Economics, University of Winnipeg Working Paper 1997.