Dr Ying Xu

Research Fellow

School of Economics and Public Policy

Faculty of the Professions

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Ying Xu is an applied economist by training who joined the Centre for Global Food and Resources in 2016. 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. She is currently working on the climate and environmental impacts on health outcomes.

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    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.
    DOI Scopus11 WoS10
    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.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS2
    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.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS5
    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.
    DOI Scopus18 WoS7
    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.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS2
    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.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS4
    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.
    DOI Scopus7
    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.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS3
    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.
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    2016 Xu, Y., Amacher, G., & Sullivan, J. (2016). Amenities, multiple natural disturbances, and the forest rotation problem. Forest Science, 62(4), 422-432.
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    2016 Xu, Y., Amacher, G., & Sullivan, J. (2016). Optimal forest management with sequential disturbances. Journal of Forest Economics, 24, 106-122.
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    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.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
  • Conference Items

    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.
  • Position: Research Fellow
  • Phone: 83130882
  • Email: ying.xu03@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Nexus 10, floor 3
  • Room: 3 26
  • Org Unit: Centre for Global Food and Resources

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