Yuhan Xue Dr. Cathy Yuhan Xue

Yuhan Xue


Ph.D., Economics, University of California, Santa Cruz, June 2014
M.A., Economics, University of California, Santa Cruz, June 2011

M.S., Economics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, May 2008
B.A., Economics, Peking University, China, July 2007


Cathy Yuhan Xue, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater. Her areas of specialization include health economics, applied microeconomics, development economics and policy analysis.

Dr. Xue’s current research mainly focuses on various topics in health and development through the lens of applied microeconomics. Her current research relates to air quality and infant mortality in China, the disparity between self-reported health and actual health, social welfare program utilization and food security, income uncertainty and people's consumption choices in China.

Dr. Xue’s teaching experience includes both undergraduate courses and graduate courses. Her undergraduate courses include Business Statistics (Econ 245), Econometrics (Econ 345) and Health Economics (Econ 445). She also teaches Health Economics (Econ 745) as an elective for the MS Applied Economics Program. 


  1. "Health Returns to Modern Heating: Evidence from China." Applied Economics, July 2017.
  2. "Have Electronic Benefits Cards Improved Food Access for Food Stamp Recipients?'' with Nicholas Lovett. Journal of Economic Studies, Vol:44, Iss:6, 2017.
  3. "Income Uncertainty, Consumer Durables Investments and Home Production: Evidence from China,'' with Yabin Wang. Contemporary Economic Policy, forthcoming.