Mo Xiao, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor
     Department of Economics
    Eller College of Management
    The University of Arizona
    Tucson, AZ 85721

    Office Phone: 520-621-2192
    Dept. Fax: 520-6218450 
    Email: mxiao [at]



1.     “For Whom to Tweet? Evidence from a Large-Scale Social Media Platform,” (with Zaiyan Wei and Rong Rong), working paper, accepted, Production and Operations Management.

2.      “Entry Threat, Entry Delay and Internet Speed: the Timing of U.S Broadband Rollout,” (with Kyle Wilson and Peter F. Orazem), working paper, accepted, Journal of Ecoomics and Management Strategy.

3.      “Platform Mispricing and Lender Learning in Peer-to-Peer Lending,” with Xinyuan Liu and Zaiyan Wei, working paper, 2020, Review of Industrial Organization.

4.     “Reputation Premium and Reputation Management: Evidence from China’s Largest e-Commerce Platform,” (with Ying Fan and Jiandong Ju), working paper, International Journal of Industrial Organization, 2016, 46: 63-76.

5.     “Competition and Subsidies in the Deregulated U.S. Local Telephone Industry,” (with Ying Fan), working paper, online appendix, the RAND Journal of Economics, 2015, 46(4), 751-776.

6.     “Strategic Information Disclosure: The Case of Multi-Attribute Products with Heterogeneous Consumers,” (with V. Joseph Hotz), working paper, Economic Inquiry, 2013, 51(1), 865-881.

·       Here is an older version for those who are interested in a case referred by the new version.

7.      “Behavioral Models of Managerial Decision Making,” (with Avi Goldfarb, Teck-Hua Ho, and others), working paper, Marketing Letters, 2012, 23(2), 405-421.

8.      “Who Thinks about the Competition: Managerial Ability and Strategic Entry in US Local Telephone Markets,” (with Avi Goldfarb), working paper, code, American Economic Review, 2011, 101(7), 3130-3161.

9.      “The Impact of Regulation on Supply and Quality of Care in the Childcare Market,” (with V. Joseph Hotz), working paper, table appendix, American Economic Review, 2011, 101(5), 1775-1805.

10.  “Does the Fourth Entrant Make Any Difference? Entry and Competition in the Early U.S. Broadband Market,” (with Peter F. Orazem), working paper, International Journal of Industrial Organization, 2011, vol. 29: 547-561.

11.   “Is Quality Certification Effective? Evidence from the Childcare Market,” working paper, International Journal of Industrial Organization, 2010, vol. 28: 708721.


1.      Introduction: Firms with Behavioral Biases,” with Victor Tremblay, 2020, Review of Industrial Organization.

2.      Privatization and Productivity in China,” with Yuyu Chen, Mitsuru Igami, and Masayuki Sawada, VoxChina, Jan 31, 2018.

3.      “Racing for Diamonds on,” with Yuk-Fai Fong and Kenny Yiu, 2013, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Case.




Curriculum Vita



Last updated: Nov. 2020