Juniorprofessor Qizhou Xiong, Ph.D.

Juniorprofessor Qizhou Xiong, Ph.D.
Aktuelle Position

seit 11/15


Otto-von-Guericke-Universität, Magdeburg

seit 8/15

Leiter der Forschungsgruppe Dynamische diskrete Entscheidungen von Individuen

Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Halle (IWH)


  • Haushaltsfinanzen
  • dynamische Discrete-Choice-Modelle
  • empirische Arbeitsmarktökonomik
  • Finanzmarkt

Qizhou Xiong ist seit August 2015 als wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter in der Abteilung Finanzmärkte am IWH tätig. Darüber hinaus ist er seit November 2015 Juniorprofessor an der Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg. Derzeit arbeitet er an Projekten zu den Entscheidungen von Haushalten über Wohneigentum und riskanten Vermögensanlagen.

Seinen Bachelor in Economics absolvierte Qizhou Xiong an der Peking Universität in China, den Master in Economics and Mathematics schloss er an der Toulouse School of Economics, Frankreich, ab. Seit 2011 beschäftigt er sich mit Haushaltsfinanzen, Arbeitsmarktökonomik und angewandter Mikroökonometrie. Er unterrichtete Ökonometrie und angewandte Ökonometrie an der Toulouse School of Economics.

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Juniorprofessor Qizhou Xiong, Ph.D.
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College Choice Allocation Mechanisms: Structural Estimates and Counterfactuals

J.-R. Carvalho T. Magnac Qizhou Xiong

in: IZA Discussion Paper, Heft 8550 , Nr. 8550, 2014


We evaluate a simple allocation mechanism of students to majors at college entry that was commonly used in universities in Brazil in the 1990s and 2000s. Students first chose a single major and then took exams that select them in or out of the chosen major. The literature analyzing student placement, points out that this decentralized mechanism is not stable and is not strategy-proof. This means that some pairs of major & students can be made better off and that students tend to disguise their preferences using such a mechanism. We build up a model of performance and school choices in which expectations are carefully specified and we estimate it using cross-section data reporting choices between two medical schools and grade performances at the entry exams. Given those estimates, we evaluate changes in selection and students’ expected utilities when other mechanisms are implemented. Results highlight the importance of strategic motives and redistributive effects of changes of the allocation mechanisms.

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College Choice and the Selection of Mechanisms: A Structural Empirical Analysis

J.-R. Carvalho T. Magnac Qizhou Xiong

in: IWH-Diskussionspapiere , Nr. 3, 2016


We use rich microeconomic data on performance and choices of students at college entry to study the interaction between the revelation of college preferences through exams and the selection of allocation mechanisms. We propose a method in which preferences and expectations of students are identified from data on choices and multiple exam grades. Counterfactuals we consider balance costs arising from congestion and exam organization. Moving to deferred acceptance or inverting the timing of choices and exams are shown to increase welfare. Redistribution among students or schools is sizeable in all counterfactual experiments.

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Censored Fractional Response Model: Estimating Heterogeneous Relative Risk Aversion of European Households

Qizhou Xiong

in: IWH-Diskussionspapiere , Nr. 11, 2015


This paper estimates relative risk aversion using the observed shares of risky assets and characteristics of households from the Household Finance and Consumption Survey of the European Central Bank. Given that the risky share is a fractional response variable belonging to [0, 1], this paper proposes a censored fractional response estimation method using extremal quantiles to approximate the censoring thresholds. Considering that participation in risky asset markets is costly, I estimate both the heterogeneous relative risk aversion and participation cost using a working sample that includes both risky asset holders and non-risky asset holders by treating the zero risky share as the result of heterogeneous self-censoring. Estimation results show lower participation costs and higher relative risk aversion than what was previously estimated. The estimated median relative risk aversions of eight European countries range from 4.6 to 13.6. However, the results are sensitive to households’ perception of the risky asset market return and volatility.

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