• Primary Program Transport and Urban Infrastructure
  • Research Interests Population economics, macroeconomics, transportation and Chinese economy

Biography

Xun Xu is a research associate leading KAPSARC’s China/India future transport energy demand project. His research interests include freight transportation, development economics, population economics and the Chinese economy. He is also responsible for KAPSARC’s efforts in evaluating the macroeconomic impact of demographic change in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Prior to joining KAPSARC, he worked at the East West Center and at the NREM department of the University of Hawaii. As a trained population economist, he is also a member of the National Transfer Accounts network.

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Economic Structural Change and Freight Transport Demand in China

Economic Structural Change and Freight Transport Demand in China

After decades of rapid economic development, China is quickly becoming the world’s second-largest transport energy consumer. Recently, it has also surpassed the United States (U.S.) as the world’s largest oil importer, and it is expected to become the largest oil consumer by the early 2030s.    

6th January 2021
China’s Green Freight Policy

China’s Green Freight Policy

In September 2019, China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), together with the Ministry of National Resources, the Ministry of Transport, the National Railway Administration, and the State Railway Group, issued the policy announcement, “Guiding opinions on accelerating the development of dedicated railway lines” (NDRC 2019). It stipulated that, by 2020, 80% of China’s primary coastal ports, its large industrial and mining companies with an annual freight transportation volume of over 1.5 million tonnes, and all newly constructed logistics parks need to be connected to dedicated railway lines.

13th October 2020
The Impact of Population Dynamics on Housing Demand and Residential Energy Consumption in Saudi Arabia

The Impact of Population Dynamics on Housing Demand and Residential Energy Consumption in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has witnessed explosive population growth over the past half century. The Kingdom’s population is expected to continue to grow and generate more housing demand in the coming decades. As the country attempts to curb its fast growing domestic energy consumption, population dynamics will impact the residential building sector and its consequent energy demand. A more energy-efficient residential sector will be increasingly important in helping policymakers manage the country’s growing energy usage.  

15th March 2020
Estimating Organic and Local Price Premiums of Eggs: Evidence from Hawaii

Estimating Organic and Local Price Premiums of Eggs: Evidence from Hawaii

Poultry Science 95 (5), 1050-1055

2016
Estimating Organic, Local, and Other Price Premiums in the Hawaii Fluid Milk Market

Estimating Organic, Local, and Other Price Premiums in the Hawaii Fluid Milk Market

Journal of Dairy Science, 98 (4):2824-2830

2015
Local Premium or Local Discount: the Case of Packaged Fresh Tomatoes in Hawaii

Local Premium or Local Discount: the Case of Packaged Fresh Tomatoes in Hawaii

Journal of Agriculture and Applied Economics, 47(3):345-358

2015
Is There a Price Premium for Local Food? The Case of Fresh Lettuce Market in Hawaii

Is There a Price Premium for Local Food? The Case of Fresh Lettuce Market in Hawaii

Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, 44(1):110-123

2015
Evaluating Beijing and Shanghai as Global Financial Center

Evaluating Beijing and Shanghai as Global Financial Center

in Francois Gipouloux (ed.), Gateways to Globalisation: International Trading and Finance Hubs in East Asia, Edward Elgar

2011

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