Prof. Xinyu HUA

Prof. Xinyu HUA

Associate Professor

Academic qualification

  • Ph.D.  Northwestern University, Managerical Economics and Strategy
  • B.A.    Peking University, Economics


  • Associate Professor of Economics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, from July 2012
  • Acting Co-head, MBA+Thrust, HKUST (Guangzhou), from 2020 
  • Associate Editor, RAND Journal of Economics, from Oct 2020 
  • Assistant Professor of Economics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, July 2005 - June 2012
  • Bank of China, P.R. China, 1998 - 1999

Teaching Experience

School of Business and Management, HKUST

  • Managerial Microeconomics (MBA, EMBA)
  • Strategic Decisions with Economic Insight (EMBA)
  • Competitive Strategy (MBA/MSc)
  • Strategy and Organization (MBA/MSc/Executive Programs)
  • Antitrust Economics and Competition Policy (MSc)

 Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 2004, 2005  

          Statistical Methods for Management Decisions (MBA) 


  • “International Protection of Consumer Data,” with Yongmin Chen and Keith Maskus, accepted by Journal of International Economics 
  • “Product Safety, Contracts, and Liability,” with Kathryn E. Spier, RAND Journal of Economics, 2020, VOl. 51: pp. 233-259.
  • “Competition, Product Safety, and Product Liability,” with Yongmin Chen, Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, 2017, Vol. 33: pp. 237-267.
  • "Agency and Strategic Contracts: Theory and Evidence from R&D Agreements in the Pharmaceutical Industry," with Di Guo and Kun Jiang, International Journal of Industrial Organization, 2017, Vol.54: pp. 37-64.
  • "Ex ante Investment, Ex post Remedies, and Product Liability," with Yongmin Chen, International Economic Review, 2012, Vol.53: pp.845-866.
  • "The Right of First Offer," International Journal of Industrial Organization, 2012, Vol.30: pp.389-397.
  • "Product Recall and Liability," Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, 2011, Vol. 27: pp. 113-136 (accepted in 2009 and in print in 2011).
  • "Strategic Ex-ante Contracts: Rent Extraction and Opportunity Costs," Rand Journal of Economics, 2007, Vol. 38: pp. 786-803.
  • "Information and Externalities in Sequential Litigation," with Kathryn E. Spier, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 2005, 161(2): pp. 215-232.


  • Auction and Business Strategy for some company
  • Anti-trust cases for government authorities in China


  • Industrial organization
  • Law and economics
  • Contract theory

Honors And Awards

  • HKUST: Franklin Prize for Teaching Excellence (2008, 2011, 2016, 2020)
  • Kellogg: Award for Excellent Teaching by PhD Student, 2005