Xue Jianhong


Department of Agricultural Economics

College of Economics and Management

Northwest A&F University

3 Taicheng Road, Yangling, Shaanxi 712100

Phone:86 - 29–87081405




Ph.D.          Agricultural Economics, May 2007. University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, USA                                          

M.S.        Agricultural Economics, December 2004. University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, USA


B.S.         Business Administration, December 1999. University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, USA


Associate      Health Administration, July 1990. Xi’an Medical University, Xi’an,

(equivalent)     Shaanxi, CHINA      




Academic Fields: Agricultural Economics, New Institutional Economics, Environmental Economics, Development Economics, and Health Economics


Research Interests: Entrepreneurship and Rural Development, Food Safety, Agriculture and Human Health, and Sustainable Agricultural Development




Professor, Agricultural Economics and Management

Northwest A&F University, Yangling, Shaanxi, CHINA                 2008-present


Instructor, Agricultural Economics

Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA                             2008


Graduate Research Assistant

University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, USA                       2000- 2007


Administrative Assistant

President’s Office, Xi’an Medical University, Xi’an, Shaanxi, CHINA       1990-1995

Radiotherapy Technician

Department of Oncology, the First Affiliated Hospital, Xi’an Medical University, Xi’an, Shaanxi, CHINA                                                                             1981-1987




The Incentive Structure of Chinese Entrepreneurship – a Latent-Variable Modeling Approach, funded by Chinese National Social Science Foundation, in the amount of RMB120,000, June 2010. Principal Investigator.


Collaboration with Renowned International Faculty Program [hai-wai ming-shi xiang-mu], funded by Chinese Ministry of Education, in the amount of RMB 1,000,000, June 2010 - May 2015. Program Chair.


The Characteristics of Chinese Food Supply-Chain and Its Relation to Food Safety, funded by Northwest A&F University, in the amount of RMB100,000, December 2008. Principal Investigator.




Li, Z., Folmer, H. and Xue, J. “To What Extent Does Air Pollution Affect Happiness? The Case of the Jinchuan Mining Area, China,” Ecological Economics, Vol. 99 (2014), 88–99.


Yao, Z. and Xue, J. “An Analysis of Influencing Factors on the New Generation of Migrant Workers’ Willingness to Become Urban Citizens,” Population Journal, Vol. 36 (2014), 107-112. [in Chinese]


He, M. and Xue, J. “An Analysis on Online Shopping Behavior of Educated Middle-aged People: a Survey in Shaanxi, China,” Enterprise Economy, Vol. 406, No. 6 (2014), 141-145. [in Chinese]


Wang, M. and Xue, J. “Rural Households’ Willingness to Pay for Solid Waste Management Services: a Survey in Wei County, Hebei, ” World Agriculture, Vol. 423, No. 7 (2014), 180-184. [in Chinese]


Zhong, Y. and Xue, J. “An Analysis of Influencing Factors on Farmers’ Participation in Hog Insurance: a Survey in Guangyuan, Sichuan,” Chinese Journal of Animal Science, Vol. 50, No. 6 (2014), 19-24. [in Chinese]


Hussain, K. and Xue, J., “Does Regionalism Promote Intra-Regional Trade? The Case of ECO,” Journal of Business Economics and Finance, 29 (343), 2014, 45-70.


Xue, J. and Zhang, W. “Understanding China's Food Safety Problem: An Analysis of 2,387 Incidents of Acute Foodborne Illness,” Food Control, Vol. 30, No. 1 (2013), 311-317.


Tang, J., Folmer, H. and Xue, J. “Estimation of Awareness and Perception of Water Scarcity among Farmers in the Guanzhong Plain, China, by Means of a Structural Equation Model,” Journal of Environmental Management, Vol. 126 (2013), 55-62.


Tang, J., Folmer, H., van der Vlist, A.J. and Xue, J., “The Impacts of Management Reform on Irrigation Water Use Efficiency in the Guanzhong Plain, China,” Papers in Regional Science, first published online: September 30, 2013, DOI: 10.111/pirs. 12064.


Hussain, K. and Xue, J., “What Causes Low Intra-Regional Trade in ECO? A Panel Data Gravity Model Analysis,” Metalurgia International, Vol. XVIII, No.11 (2013), 75-78.


Meng, D. and Xue, J., “The Construction of Index Fund Portfolio,” Finance and Accounting Monthly, Vol. 14 (2013). [in Chinese].


Zhong, Y., Meng, Y. H. and Xue, J., “An Analysis of Influencing Factors on Using Green Feed Additives in Swine Production in Cangxi, Sichuan,” Rural Economy, Vol. 3 (2013), 36-40. [in Chinese]


Xue, J. and Klein, P., “Environmental Determinants of Technology Entrepreneurship,”

International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing, Vol. 1, No.3 (2010), 291-308.


Xue, J., “Universities and the Next Generation of Entrepreneurship,” Journal of the World Universities Forum, Vol, 1, No.4 (2008), 55-60. [Also included as a chapter in the book, Social Entrepreneurship and Microfinance, edited by Jonathan H. Westover, published by On the Organization, 2013].




Tang, J., Folmer, H. and Xue, J., “Technical and Allocative Efficiency of Irrigation Water Use in the Guanzhong Plain, China.” [Revised and resubmitted]


Li, Z., Folmer, H. and Xue, J., Environmental Knowledge and Perceived Health Risk Among Residents of Jinchuan Mining Area, China. [Revised and resubmitted]


Xue, J. Wei, J, Zhang, W. and Hussain, K., “The Environmental Impact of Adiposity: Greenhouse Gas Effects of Overweight and Obesity in U.S. Adult Population”.


Xue, J. Hussain, K., Wei, J. and Zhang, W., “An Analysis of the Causes of Obesity: A Structural Equation Modeling Approach”.


Xue, J., “Professional Imposed Economic Transactions and Their Implications to Higher Education”.




Xue, J.“Emerging food safety issues in the context of changing food system in China,” Guest Lecture, Universität Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany, July 2nd, 2014.


Xue, J.“Obesity: Double Jeopardy for Society,” The Institute of Health Care & Public Management, Universität Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany, July 1st, 2014.


Xue, J.“The Epidemic of Human Adiposity and Its Impact on the Environment,” Sixth International Conference on Climate: Impacts and Responses, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland, June 27-28, 2014.


Xue, J.“Life Style and Social Changes in Urban China - Eating, Housing, Commuting and Communication,” Guest Lecture, University of Waterloo, Canada, March 24, 2014.


Xue, J.“Challenges and Solutions for China’s Food Security - The Perspective of Canada-China Agricultural Trade,” National Food Security Forum, February 19-20, 2014, University of Guelph, Canada.


Xue, J. “Food Safety: A Matter of Food Quality, Quantity and Choice,” The 1st Annual World Congress of Nutrition and Health, October 12-14, 2013, Dalian, China.


Xue, J., “Emerging Food Safety Issues in the Environment of Changing Food System in China,” Germany-China Forum on Animal Pharmacy and Animal-Derived Food Safety, September 14, 2013 Yangling, China.


Xue, J., “Professional Imposed Economic Transactions and Their Implications to Ethical Education in Universities,” Sixth World Universities Forum, January 10-11, 2013, UBC, Vancouver, Canada.


Folmer, H. and Xue, J., “Why Has Dutch Agriculture Been So Successful? Suggestions to Improve Agricultural and Rural Development in China,” Rural Entrepreneurship Forum, November 20, 2012, Yangling, Shaanxi, China.


Xue, J., Zhang, X. and Wei, J., “The Impact of Climate Change on Dry-Land Crop Production in the Yellow River Region: A Spatial Econometric Approach,” The Fourth International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts and Responses, July 12-13, 2012, University of Washington, Seattle, U.S.A.


Charlebois, S., and Xue, J., “Rising Animal Food Production and Consumption in China and its Potential Impact on Food Security and Safety,” Global Development Symposium, May 8, 2012 in Guelph, Canada.


Xue, J., “Urbanization and the Changing Food System in China: Impacts on Human Health and the Environment,” China-Canada Sustainable Urban Food Systems, Workshop, April 17-19, 2012, Nanjing University, China.


Xue, J., “Emerging Food Safety Issues in the Globalizing World,” February 21, 2012, Canadian Research Institute for Food Safety, University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada.


Xue, J. and Zhang, W., “Food Safety Issues in China,” Guelph Food Safety Seminar Series, February 14, 2012, University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada.


Xue, J., “Environmental Impact of Obesity: from the Perspective of Food Ecology,” The 8th International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, January 10-12, 2012, UBC, Vancouver, Canada.


Xue, J. and Folmer, H., “Making Land-Use Planning an Imperative Policy Handle for China’s Sustainable Development: A Proposal for an Institutional Framework,” PACE 2011 International Symposium on China’s Environment, Economy and Policy: Workshop and Summer Camp on Resources and Environmental Economics, July 12-16, 2011, Hangzhou, China.


Xue, J., “The Role of Standard and China’s Rural Sustainable Development,” International Agri-science Forum, November 1-3, 2010, Yangling, Shaanxi, China.


Xue, J., “Accounting for Missing Pieces: The Needham Puzzle Revisited,” The 3rd Conference of the International Forum for Contemporary Chinese Studies: New Perspectives on China’s Development in the Post-Crisis Period, September 17-19, 2010, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China.


Xue, J., “Current Issues in China’s Rural Development- an Analytical Review,” Sustainable Ecosystem Services and Poverty Alleviation in China: Changes, Challenges and Strategies for the Next Decade, ESPA Workshop, September 16, 2010, Beijing, China.




Courses Taught:

Development Economics (Master level): F2014 (International College, Northwest A&F University).


Social Sciences - a Field of Studies about Human Incentive and Behavior (Freshman seminar): F2014 (Northwest A&F University)


Food Safety Management (undergraduate level): F2011, F2012 (Northwest A&F University)


Advanced Topics in Economics and Management: New Institutional Economics and Its Applications (graduate level): F2008, F2009, F2010 (Northwest A&F University).


Social Research Methods (undergraduate level): F2009, F2010 (Northwest A&F University).


Agricultural and Forestry Economics (undergraduate level): F2009 (Northwest A&F University).


Agricultural Economics (ECON 3860A, undergraduate level): S2008 (Carleton University).




“China’s Economic Reform and Openness Policy,” a part of the “Training Course on Soil & Water Conservation and Dryland Farming for Developing Countries,” organized by Chinese Ministry of Commerce, April 9, 11, May 14, June 7, September 2, 2013; May 22, 2014, Yangling, China.


“Agricultural Policy, Agribusiness Management and Sustainable Development,” a part of “Ministerial Seminar on Agricultural Development and Agribusiness Management for Developing Countries,” organized by Chinese Ministry of Commerce, November 6, 2011 and November 3, 2012, Xi’an, China; November 29, 2013, Yangling, China.




Policy Advisory:

Food Industry Development Plan for Wugong County (2009).


Journal Referee Service:

Letters in Spatial and Resource Sciences (2010)

Food Policy (2011)

International Journal of Innovation and Regional Development(2011, 2012)

Networks and Spatial Economics (2011)

Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture(2013).