I am a PhD student in Economics at the LSE and affiliated with the Economic Organisation and Public Policy Programme  at STICERD.

Field: Development, Labour Economics

Background: LSE, HU Berlin

Contact: @misologie | Linkedin | g.xu2@lse.ac.uk

Work in progress
Managing the Empire: Colonial Administration and the Allocation of Talent

How Does Collective Reputation Affect Hiring? Selection and Sorting in an Online Labour Market
– Submitted

Determinants and Consequences of Bureaucratic Effectiveness: Evidence from the Indian Administrative Service – with Marianne Bertrand, Robin Burgess and Arunish Chawla

Rewarding Schooling Success and Perceived Returns to Education: Evidence from India – with Sandra Sequeira and Johannes Spinnewijn – Submitted

Confidence Men? Gender and Confidence: Evidence among Top Economists - with Heather Sarsons - Submitted
Covered on LSE Impact Blog, Politics and Policy, and USAPP

Publications (Pre-PhD) [+]

Misc and policy papers [+]