Xu, Kuan 徐寬

Xu Kuan received his PhD from Concordia University. He is Professor of Economics at Dalhousie University.Previously he was Lecturer at Renmin University and Concordia University.Professor Xu had been a visiting professor at Graduate School of the People’s Bank of China and the Business School of Renmin University, a research fellow at Statistics Canada, and a consultant at the Bank of Canada, Human Resources and Skill Development Canada, and United Nations.

Professor Xu’s  research interest includes monetary policy, financial economics, labour economics, health economics, income inequality and poverty.He has published over forty papers in refereed journals in both English and Chinese including Journal of International Money and Finance, Health Economics, Journal  of Human Resource, Canadian Journal of economics, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, Econometric Review, Quantitative Finance, and China Economic Quarterly.

Personal Website: http://myweb.dal.ca/kxu/xkresearch.htm


  1. The impact of monetary policy shocks on stock prices:Evidence from Canada and the United States Journal of International Money and Finance, Vol. 29, No. 5, 876-896, 2010.  (with Yun Daisy Li and Talan Iscan)
  2. International comparison of poverty intensity: Index decomposition and bootstrap inference, Journal of Human Resources , Vol. 35, No. 1, 51-81, 2000.  (with Lars Osberg)