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Dr Xiaogang Che

Senior Lecturer in Economics

School of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Economics

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Postal Address

City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom



XiaoGang Che joined the Department of Economics in July 2019 as a Senior Lecturer. Prior to joining City, he earned his PhD at University of Sydney, was a Post-doc fellow at University of Alberta, and worked as an Assistant Professor at Durham University. His research interests are applied microeconomic theory, applied game theory, and industrial organization.


  1. PhD, University of Sydney, Australia
  2. Master, Macquarie University, Australia
  3. Bachelor, Shandong University of Finance and Economics, China


  1. Senior Lecturer, City, University of London, Jul 2019 – present
  2. Assistant Professor, Durham University, Aug 2014 – Jun 2019


Journal articles (6)

  1. Che, X., Katayama, H., Lee, P. and Shi, N. (2019). Warranty, Seller Reputation, and Buyer Experience: Evidence From EBAY Used Car Auctions. Journal of Industrial Economics, 67(3-4), pp. 593–627. doi:10.1111/joie.12213.
  2. Che, X. and Klumpp, T. (2016). Entry Deterrence in Dynamic Second-Price Auctions. American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 8(2), pp. 168–201. doi:10.1257/mic.20140137.
  3. Che, X. and Humphreys, B.R. (2015). Competition Between Sports Leagues: Theory and Evidence on Rival League Formation in North America. Review of Industrial Organization, 46(2), pp. 127–143. doi:10.1007/s11151-014-9439-7.
  4. Che, X., Lee, P. and Yang, Y. (2013). The impact of resale on entry in second price auctions. Mathematical Social Sciences, 66(2), pp. 163–168. doi:10.1016/j.mathsocsci.2013.04.002.
  5. Che, X. and Yang, Y. (2012). Patent protection with a cooperative R&D option. Economics Letters, 116(3), pp. 469–471. doi:10.1016/j.econlet.2012.04.031.
  6. Che, X. (2011). Internet auctions with a temporary buyout option. Economics Letters, 110(3), pp. 268–271. doi:10.1016/j.econlet.2010.11.022.

Working papers (2)

  1. Che, X., Huang, Y. and Zhang, L. (2020). Supervisory Efficiency and Collusion in a Multiple-Agent Hierarchy. London, UK: Department of Economics, City University of London.
  2. Che, X., Katayama, H. and Lee, P. (2020). Willingness to Pay for Brand Reputation: Lessons from the Volkswagen Diesel Emissions Scandal. London, UK: Department of Economics, City, University of London.