Dr Xingyi Liu

Economics, Finance & Entrepreneurship

Position: Lecturer in Economics
Phone:  0121 204 5145
Email: x.liu29@aston.ac.uk
Room: SW908

Xingyi Liu 01Before joining Aston in September 2019, Xingyi worked at Wuerzburg in Germany after obtaining his PhD from Toulouse in France. His research areas are industrial organisation, digital economy, and behavioural economics, and he is interested in supervising students who are interested in these areas. His work has been published in journals such as International Journal of Industrial Organisation and Economics Letters.


  • Ph.D., Economics, Toulouse, France
  • Master, Economics, Toulouse, France 
  • B.A., Economics, Wuhan, China 
  • B.S., Mathematics, Wuhan, China
  • Lecturer in Economics, Aston University (since 2019) 
  • Assistant Professor, University of Wuerzburg (2015-2019)
  • BS3325 Competition Policy – Theory
  • BS2298 Markets, Games & Strategy
  • Industrial Organisation 
  • Competition Policy and Regulation 
  • Digital Economy 
  • Behavioural Economics
Available to supervise candidates who are interested in topics in industrial organisation, digital economy, and behavioural economics.

Articles in Refereed Journals

  • “Vertical Integration and Innovation”, International Journal of Industrial Organisation, Vol. 47, 2016
  • “Fear of Discrimination: Net Neutrality and Product Differentiation”, Review of Network Economics, Vol. 15, 2016 
  • “Optimal Targeting with Entry”, Managerial and Decision Economics, Vol 39(3), 2018 · “Disclosing Information to a Loss-Averse Audience”, Economic Theory Bulletin, Vol 6(1), 2018 
  • “Multiproduct price discrimination with quantity limits: An application to zero-rating”, with Firat Inceoglu, Economics Letters, vol 180, 2019
Ad hoc referee for Management Science, Transportation Research, Information Economics and Policy, Economic Modelling, etc.