Research & Faculty
Xuejie Bai

Professor, Vice-Dean of CESD

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Fields:Industrial Economics: Theory and Policy; Digital Economy and Modern Industrial System

Professor Bai is a Ph.D. supervisor, Vice-Dean of the College of Economic and Social Development at Nankai University, and the Director of the China Federation of Industrial Economics.

She holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Nankai University (1990-1994), a Master of Economics degree from the Economic Research Institute at Nankai University (1994-1997), and a Ph.D. in Economics from the Department of International Economics and Trade at Nankai University (1997-2000). She has taught at the Institute of Transportation, Nankai University since 1997. She was promoted to Assistant Professor in 2001 and in 2008, she was promoted to the rank of Professor.

She has been engaged in teaching and research work on industrial economics. Her main research areas include industrial development and industrial policy, digital economy and modern industrial systems, innovation and efficiency, and Japanese economic and industrial development.

Over the last few years, Professor Bai has published five monographs about industrial rconomics and more than 100 CSSCI journal papers. Among them, nearly twenty papers were replicated by the National People’s Congress (NPC).

She completed nearly 20 research reports on industrial planning, regional industry analysis and industrial development strategy working jointly with the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Science and Technology, Tianjin, Binhai New Area, Hebei, Hainan, Jilin, Inner Mongolia, Shanxi, Guizhou and other central and local government departments. Most of these reports have received excellent comments from provincial and ministerial leaders. She has obtained awards from the Ministry of Education, Tianjin Municipality, and Nankai University.

Thesis monograph

[1] How Does the Digital Economy Balance the Goal of “Steady Growth and Structural Adjustment”?: Analysis Based on Regional and Industrial Level [J]. Nankai Economic Studies,2022

[2] Innovative Development of China’s Digital Economy: Technology Selection and Effect Evaluation[J]. Studies In Science OF Science, 2022.

[3] Theoretical Logic and Practical Path for Building an Autonomous and Controllable Modern Industrial System in China[J].Economist, 2022.

[4] The Influence of  Commercial System Reform on Capital Productivity : Research based on Quasi-natural Experiments[J]. China Economic Studies, 2022.

[5] Impact of Internet Development on Total Factor Carbon Productivity: Induced by Cost, Innovation, or Demand?[J]. China Population, Resources and Environment, 2021.

[6] Performance evaluation of China’s railway passenger transportation sector [J]. Research in Transportation Economics,2021 – SSCI.

[7] Performance evaluation of China's innovation during the industry-university-research collaboration process —an analysis basis on the dynamic network slacks-based measurement model [J]. Technology in Society, 2020 - SSCI.

[8] Performance evaluation of China's innovation during the industry-university-research collaboration process —an analysis basis on the dynamic network slacks-based measurement model [J]. Technology in Society, 2020, - SSCI.

[9] Pre-evaluating efficiency gains from potential mergers and acquisitions based on the resampling DEA approach: Evidence from China's railway sector [J]. Transport Policy, 2019 – SSCI.

[10]  Energy, Environment and Transitional Green Growth in China [M].Springer,2018

[1] Research on Major Issues of Constructing an Autonomous and Controllable Modern Industrial System Under the Conditions of a Major Country's Economy, Major Research Project of National Social Science Fund,2021.

[2] Research on the Vision of China's Economic and Social Development and Technology Demands Towards 2035, Research on Key Issues of the National Medium- and Long-Term Science and Technology Development Plan (2021-2035) of China's Ministry of Science and Technology,2020.

[3] Research on the effectiveness of industrial policies on industrial upgrading under the background of supply-side structural reform, National Social Science Fund,2018.

[4] Research on the Path to Resolving the Overcapacity of China's Emerging Industries through Supply-Side Structural Reform, the Humanities and Social Sciences Program of the Ministry of Education,2016.

[5] Investigation of the Development Status and Countermeasures of the Eight Major Advantageous Industrial Chains in Tianjin, Major Project of Tianjin Municipal Education Commission

[6] Research on Development Strategy of Advanced Manufacturing Industry in Binhai New Area, Major Project of Tianjin Philosophy and Social Science,2010.

[7] A Systematic Analysis of The Competitiveness of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in China and Japan in the Context of the Information Technology Revolution, Tianjin Philosophy and Social Science Planning Project

[1]《Industrial Economics》, the first batch of excellent ideological and political textbooks for postgraduates in Tianjin universities, 2021.

[2] How Does Labor Costs Affect China’s Industrialization , Third prize in the paper category of the 17th Tianjin Social Science Outstanding Achievement Award, 2021.

[3]《Research on Japanese Industrial Organization》, Third Prize in Monograph Category, the 9th Tianjin Social Science Outstanding Achievement Award, 2005.

[1] Member of China Industrial Economics Society

[2] Council Member of the 6th Council of the China-Japan Society

Postgraduate Courses Taught

Industrial Development and Industrial Policy

Advanced Topics in Industrial Economics

History and Methodology of Economic Theories

Industrial Economics Theory