Sihong Xie

I am an Assistant Teaching Professor of economics at Seattle University I teach statistics, applied econometrics, and forecasting to both undergraduate and graduate students in Business Analytics program at the Albers School of Business and Economics.

My research interests lie at theoretic econometrics in nonparametric estimation and applied econometrics in trade and labor. I graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2019. My dissertation, under the supervision of Carlos Martins-Filho, proposes a new class of estimators for regression discontinuity (RD) designs.

My paper in theoretic econometrics, "Estimation of a Regression Jump: A Generalized Reflection Approach," won the Young/Emerging Scholar Award at the 2018 Australia New Zealand Econometric Study Group Meeting (ANZESG).

My proposed project in trade “Impacts of Trade Liberalization in Developing Country Labor Markets: Evidence from China’s Accession to the WTO,” was awarded 2022 Bosanko Summer Faculty Research Grant.

Prior to my Ph.D. studies, I was a software engineer working in high tech companies including Hewlett-Packard. My work experience in developing commercial software prepares me to engage with data with ease. It gives me an edge both in my own researching and directing student projects.