School of Economics and Public Policy
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.
Ying Xu is an applied economist in the Water, Environment and Food economics policy group (WEF) in the School of Economics and Public Policy. Her experience has covered different research areas including natural resources, environmental and agricultural economics. Her research is evidenced by quality publications (at ERA A*, A and B levels). Her previous work has been centred on risk analysis from both theoretical and empirical perspectives, which covers a wide range of topics including forest management under sequential natural disturbances, agricultural water use and irrigation technology adoption under climate risks, and wildlife conservation decisions under spatial-correlated risks.
Date Position Institution name 2016 - ongoing Research Fellow University of Adelaide 2014 - 2015 Research Associate University of Arkansas
Language Competency Chinese (Mandarin) Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Date Institution name Country Title Virginia Tech United States PhD Virginia Tech United States MS
Year Citation 2023 Xu, Y., Wheeler, S. A., & Doko Tchatoka, F. (2023). Evaluating policy changes on council waste generation and diversion: Evidence from South Australia. Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 67(4), 541-557.
2023 Xu, Y., Wheeler, S. A., & Zuo, A. (2023). DROUGHT AND HOTTER TEMPERATURE IMPACTS ON SUICIDE: EVIDENCE FROM THE MURRAY-DARLING BASIN, AUSTRALIA. Climate Change Economics, 19 pages.
2022 Zuo, A., Wheeler, S. A., & Xu, Y. (2022). Expanders, diversifiers or downsizers? Identifying clusters of irrigators’ water trade and farm management strategies in Australia. Agricultural Water Management, 264, 9 pages.
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2022 Xu, Y., Wheeler, S. A., & Zuo, A. (2022). The Effectiveness of Interventions to Increase Participation and Physical Activities in Parks: A Systematic Review of the Literature. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(19), 12590.
2021 Huang, J., Wang, J., Khoi, D. K., Plunkett, H., Xu, Y., & Findlay, C. (2021). Rural Adaptation to Climate Change: New Findings and Existing Knowledge. ASIAN JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURE AND DEVELOPMENT, 18(2), 1-16.
2020 Wheeler, S. A., Xu, Y., & Zuo, A. (2020). Modelling the climate, water and socio-economic drivers of farmer exit in the Murray-Darling Basin. Climatic Change, 158(3-4), 551-574.
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2019 Xu, Y., & Findlay, C. (2019). Farmers’ constraints, governmental support and climate change adaptation: Evidence from Guangdong Province, China. Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 63(4), 866-880.
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2018 HUANG, Z., XU, Y., ZENG, D., WANG, C., & WANG, J. (2018). One size fits all? Contract farming among broiler producers in China. Journal of Integrative Agriculture, 17(2), 473-482.
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2018 Chen, X., Zeng, D., Xu, Y., & Fan, X. (2018). Perceptions, risk attitude and organic fertilizer investment: evidence from rice and banana farmers in Guangxi, China. Sustainability, 10(10), 3715-1-3715-14.
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2018 Xu, Y., Wheeler, S., & Zuo, A. (2018). Will boys’ mental health fare worse under a hotter climate in Australia?. Population and Environment, 40(2), 158-181.
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2017 Xu, Y., Amacher, G., & Xu, J. (2017). Village democracy and household welfare: Evidence from rural China. Environment and Development Economics, 22(4), 351-372.
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2017 Huang, Q., Xu, Y., Kovacs, K., & West, G. (2017). ANALYSIS of FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE the USE of IRRIGATION TECHNOLOGIES and WATER MANAGEMENT PRACTICES in Arkansas. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 49(2), 159-185.
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2017 Kovacs, K., West, G., & Xu, Y. (2017). The use of efficiency frontiers to evaluate the optimal land cover and irrigation practices for economic returns and ecosystem services. Journal of Hydrology, 547, 474-488.
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2017 West, M., & Kovacs, K. (2017). Addressing groundwater declines with precision agriculture: an economic comparison of monitoring methods for variable-rate irrigation. Water, 9(1), 28-1-28-17.
2016 Xu, Y., Amacher, G., & Sullivan, J. (2016). Amenities, multiple natural disturbances, and the forest rotation problem. Forest Science, 62(4), 422-432.
2016 Xu, Y., Amacher, G., & Sullivan, J. (2016). Optimal forest management with sequential disturbances. Journal of Forest Economics, 24, 106-122.
2016 Kovacs, K., Xu, Y., West, G., & Popp, M. (2016). The tradeoffs between market returns from agricultural crops and non-market ecosystem service benefits on an irrigated agricultural landscape in the presence of groundwater overdraft. Water (Switzerland), 8(11), 19 pages.
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Year Citation 2022 Xu, Y., Wheeler, S. A., & Zuo, A. (2022). Heterogenous Impacts of Climate on Agricultural Industries Farm Exit Patterns in the Murray-Darling Basin of Australia. In The Palgrave Handbook of Climate Resilient Societies: Volumes 1-2 (Vol. 1, pp. 579-602). Springer International Publishing.
2021 Wheeler, S., & Xu, Y. (2021). Introduction to water markets: an overview and systematic literature review. In S. Wheeler (Ed.), Water Markets: A Global Assessment (1 ed., pp. 1-19). Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing.
2021 Xu, Y., Wheeler, S., & Zuo, Z. (2021). Heterogenous Impacts of Climate on Agricultural Industries Farm Exit Patterns in the Murray-Darling Basin of Australia. In R. Brears (Ed.), The Palgrave Handbook of Climate Resilient Societies (1 ed., pp. 1-24). Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.
Year Citation 2017 Xu, Y., Kovacs, K., Nalley, L., & Popp, M. (2017). Investment in on-farm reservoirs to align economic returns and ecosystem services. Poster session presented at the meeting of Southern Agricultural Economics Association 2015 Annual Meeting. 2016 Kovacs, K., Popp, M., Xu, Y., & West, G. (2016). Tradeoffs among multiple ecosystem services and economic returns from groundwater depletion on a farm landscape. Poster session presented at the meeting of Agricultural and Applied Economics Association 2016 Annual Meeting. 2015 Xu, Y., Huang, Q., & West, G. (2015). Adoption of Irrigation Technology and Best Management Practices under Climate Risks: Evidence from Arkansas, United States. Poster session presented at the meeting of Southern Agricultural Economics Association 2015 Annual Meeting. 2015 Huang, Q., & Xu, Y. (2015). Impact of On-farm Water Conservation Practices on Groundwater Use in Arkansas. Poster session presented at the meeting of Agricultural and Applied Economics Association 2015 AAEA & WAEA Joint Annual Meeting. 2014 Xu, Y., Amacher, G., & Sullivan, J. (2014). Forest operation under multiple risks. Poster session presented at the meeting of International Association of Forest Resource Economics 2014 Annual Meeting. 2014 Xu, Y., Amacher, G., & Sullivan, J. (2014). Sequential disturbances and optimal forest management strategies. Poster session presented at the meeting of American Mathematics Society 2014 Joint Mathematics Meeting. 2013 Xu, Y., & Busby, G. (2013). Wildlife Conservation and Land Development Risk in Virginia, USA. Poster session presented at the meeting of Agricultural and Applied Economics Association 2013 Annual Meeting.
Report for External Bodies
Year Citation 2023 Wheeler, S., Zuo, A., & Xu, Y. (2023). Suicide rates increased after extreme drought in the Murray-Darling Basin – we have to do better as climate change intensifies. The Conversation.
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2018 Co-Supervisor Developing Green Agriculture in Indonesia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Sacha Amaruzaman
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