Yu XIE 謝宇
PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1989
Adjunct Professor

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Professor Yu Xie (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1989) is the Otis Dudley Duncan Distinguished University Professor of Sociology, Statistics, and Public Policy at the University of Michigan. He is also affiliated with the Population Studies Center and the Survey Research Center of the Institute for Social Research, and the Center for Chinese Studies. At the Survey Research Center, he directs the Quantitative Methodology Program (QMP). His areas of research interest include social stratification, methods and statistics, demography, sociology of science, and Chinese studies. Recent publications include Statistical methods for Categorical Data Analysis (with Daniel A. Powers), Sociological Methodology and Quantitative Research, Sociological Methodology (vols. 37–39), “A Preference-Opportunity-Choice Framework With Applications to Intergroup Friendship” (with Zhen Zeng), “Changes in Earnings Returns to Higher Education in Taiwan since the 1990s” (with Shu-Ling Tsai), and “Identification and Estimation of Causal Effects with Time-Varying Treatments and Time-Varying Outcomes” (with Jennie Brand).
Research Interests
  • Social Stratification
  • Demography
  • Statistical Methods
  • The Sociology of Science
Representative Publications
  • Brand, Jennie, and Yu Xie.  Forthcoming.  "Who Benefits Most from College? Evidence for Negative Selection in Heterogeneous Economic Returns to Higher Education."  American Sociological Review. 
  • Xie, Yu, Qing Lai, andXiaogang Wu.  2009.  "Danwei and social inequality in contemporary Urban China."  Sociology of Work (edited by Lisa Keister) 19:283-306. 
  • Xie, Yu, and Haiyan Zhu.  2009.  "Do Sons or Daughters Give More Money to Parents in Urban China?"  Journal of Marriage and Family.  71:174-186.
  • Greenman, Emily and Yu Xie.  2008.  "Is Assimilation Theory Dead?  The Effect of Assimilation on Adolescent Well-Being."  Social Science Research.  37: 109-137.
  • Greenman, Emily and Yu Xie. 2008. "Double Jeopardy? The Interaction of Gender and Race on Earnings in the U.S."  Social Forces 86: 1217-1244. 
  • Xie, Yu, Yang Jiang, and Emily, Greenman. 2008.  "Did Send-Down Experience Benefit Youth? A Reevaluation of the Social Consequences of Forced Urban-Rural Migration during China’s Cultural Revolution." Social Science Research 37: 686-700. 
  • Xie, Yu, and Xiaogang Wu.  2008.   "Danwei Profitability and Earnings Inequality in Urban China."  The China Quarterly. 
  • Zeng, Zhen, and Yu Xie.  2008.  "A Preference-Opportunity-Choice Framework With Applications to Intergroup Friendship."  American Journal of Sociology: 114: 615-648. 

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