Dr Xin Hao

Lecturer in Economics

I joined the Department in 2015 after finishing a PhD in the University of Manchester.


MSc (University of Manchester)

PhD (University of Manchester)


I am currently a Lecturer teaching on the Department of Economics, School of Social and Political Sciences.

My interests include a broad range of economics, mainly the studies of government activities and economic growth.


I am Module Leader for the following:

  • Level 4: Skills for Economics

  • Level 5: Introductory Econometrics


My research includes public economics and economic growth and development. In particular, I focus on the impact of government policies (e.g. taxation, public expenditure and sovereign debt) on long run growth and social welfare.

Published work

The West’s Aid Dilemma and the Chinese Solution?

(Joint with Xiaobing Wang and Adam Ozanne, Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies, 2014, Vol. 12, No. 1, 47-61 

Working Paper

The Dynamics of Taxation and Habitual Public Spending

(Submitted to Journal of Public Economics Theory)

The Dynamics of Sovereign Debt and the Composition of Public Spending

(Submitted to Economica)




The 2014 RES Postgraduate Presentation Meeting & Job Market, University College of London


The 2013 North West Doctoral Training Centre PhD Conference, University of Lancaster


The 2013 Meeting of European Public Choice Society, Zurich, Switzerland


Centre for Growth and Business Cycle Research Seminars, University of Manchester



The 2012 Economics Doctoral Conference, University of Manchester