Lixin Colin Xu

MC 3-420, World Bank
1818 H Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20433

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NBER Working Papers and Publications

May 2019Factions, Local Accountability, and Long-Term Development: Theory and Evidence
with Hanming Fang, Linke Hou, Mingxing Liu, Pengfei Zhang: w25901
September 2016Love, Money, and Parental Goods: Does Parental Matchmaking Matter?
with Fali Huang, Ginger Zhe Jin: w22586

Published: Fali Huang & Ginger Zhe Jin & Lixin Colin Xu, 2016. "Love, Money, and Parental Goods: Does Parental Matchmaking Matter?," Journal of Comparative Economics, . citation courtesy of

April 2016The Effect of Aid on Growth: Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment
with Sebastian Galiani, Stephen Knack, Ben Zou: w22164

Published: Sebastian Galiani & Stephen Knack & Lixin Colin Xu & Ben Zou, 2017. "The effect of aid on growth: evidence from a Quasi-experiment," Journal of Economic Growth, Springer, vol. 22(1), pages 1-33, March. citation courtesy of

January 2013Explaining Africa's (Dis)advantage
with Ann E. Harrison, Justin Yifu Lin: w18683

Published: Harrison, Ann E. & Lin, Justin Yifu & Xu, Lixin Colin, 2014. "Explaining Africa’s (Dis)advantage," World Development, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 63(C), pages 59-77. citation courtesy of

September 2007Institutions and Foreign Investment: China versus the World
with Joseph P.H. Fan, Randall Morck, Bernard Yeung: w13435

Published: Fan, Joseph P.H. & Morck, Randall & Xu, Lixin Colin & Yeung, Bernard, 2009. "Institutions and Foreign Direct Investment: China versus the Rest of the World," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 37(4), pages 852-865, April.

November 2006Health Shocks, Village Elections, and Long-Term Income: Evidence from Rural China
with Li Gan, Yang Yao: w12686
September 2005Eat, Drink, Firms and Government: An Investigation of Corruption from Entertainment and Travel Costs of Chinese Firms
with Hongbin Cai, Hanming Fang: w11592

Published: Hongbin Cai & Hanming Fang & Lixin Colin Xu, 2011. "Eat, Drink, Firms, Government: An Investigation of Corruption from the Entertainment and Travel Costs of Chinese Firms," The Journal of Law and Economics, vol 54(1), pages 55-78.

August 1999Are There Returns to the Wages of Young Men from Working While in School?
with V. Joseph Hotz, Marta Tienda, Avner Ahituv: w7289

Published: Hotz, V. Joseph, Lixin Colin Xu, Marta Tienda and Avner Ahituv. "Are There Returns To The Wages Of Young Men From Working While In School?," Review of Economics and Statistics, 2002, v84(2,May), 221-236. citation courtesy of

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