David Xu

David Xu was a research analyst at the Peterson Institute for International Economics from July 2018 to July 2021. He worked with Senior Fellow William R. Cline on a range of issues, including exchange rates, sovereign debt, and international financial markets. While studying at Swarthmore College, Xu gained research experience through his joint research project with Professor Tao Wang on the effect of capital control policy on international trade flows. He earned a BA in economics and a BS in engineering from Swarthmore College in May 2018. He is proficient in both Mandarin and Cantonese Chinese.

Recent Content

PIIE Briefing

Jeffrey J. Schott (PIIE) and Matthew P. Goodman (Center for Strategic and International Studies), editors

October 2021
Policy Brief

Mary E. Lovely (PIIE), David Xu (PIIE) and Yinhan Zhang (Syracuse University)

July 2021
RealTime Economic Issues Watch

Mary E. Lovely (PIIE) and David Xu (PIIE)

April 1, 2021
Working Paper

Kevin Lai (Federal Reserve Bank of New York), Tao Wang (Swarthmore College) and David Xu (PIIE)

December 2019