Faculty Directory

Xiang Ding

Visiting Scholar






PhD, Harvard University, expected 2020; AB, Princeton University, 2013

Areas of Expertise

International economics

Current Research Topics

  • International trade
  • Industrial organization

Professional Activities

Academic positions

  • Visiting Scholar, Tuck School of Business, 2019
  • Teaching Fellow, Harvard University, 2017–19

Nonacademic positions

  • Special Sworn Status Researcher, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015–present


  • Lijun Lin and Ruilin Gong Graduate Student Fellowship, Harvard University, 2017–18
  • Doctoral Fellowship, Harvard Business School, 2014–20
  • Daniel L. Rubinfeld ‘67 Prize in Empirical Economics, Princeton University, 2013
  • Sir Edward Youde Memorial Scholarship for Overseas Studies, Hong Kong, 2009–12

Working Papers

  • “Globalization, Mega-Firms, and the Determinants of Comparative Advantage”
  • With R. Burgess, D. Donaldson, and S. Redding, “The Costs of Market Disintegration: Evidence from the India-Pakistan Border”
  • With T. Fort, P. Schott, and S. Redding, “Globalization and Firm Structural Transformation”