Xincheng Qiu

Xincheng Qiu

Ph.D. Candidate

University of Pennsylvania


I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Economics at the University of Pennsylvania.

My research focuses on macroeconomics and labor economics.

  • Macroeconomics
  • Labor Economics
  • Public Finance
  • Firm Dynamics
  • Spatial Economics
  • Ph.D. Candidate in Economics, in progress

    University of Pennsylvania

  • M.A. in Economics, 2017

    Peking University

  • B.A. in Economics and B.S. in Mathematics, 2015

    Peking University

Working Papers

The Geography of Job Creation and Job Destruction
“Golden Ages”: A Tale of the Labor Markets in China and the United States
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Work in Progress

Job Recalls and Worker Flows over the Life Cycle
Precautionary Mismatch
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  • School of Arts and Sciences Dissertation Completion Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, 2022.
  • Dean’s Scholar, University of Pennsylvania, 2022.
  • Hiram C. Haney Fellowship Award in Economics (for the best third-year research paper), University of Pennsylvania, 2021.
  • Joel Popkin Graduate Student Teaching Prize in Economics, University of Pennsylvania, 2019.
  • Lawrence Robbins Prize in Economics (for the best first-year student), University of Pennsylvania, 2018.
  • Xinmei Zhang Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, 2017.

“Labor, Firms, and Macro” Reading Group

I am organizing a virtual reading group/workshop on “Labor, Firms, and Macro” broadly defined. The format alternates between a reading group where a participant presents a published paper (an archive can be found here) and a workshop where an invited speaker presents a working paper (the schedule can be found here). Please contact me if you are interested in participating.