Associate Professor, Berkeley Haas School of Business
Guo Xu is Associate Professor at the Berkeley Haas School of Business, a Faculty Research Fellow at the NBER, and Affiliate at the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD). He obtained his PhD in Economics from the LSE. He works at the intersection of development and organisational economics. His research focuses on the selection, recruitment and allocation of talent in private and public sector organisations.
Recent work by Guo Xu
Bureaucratic representation in the Indian civil service lowered mortality rates during the 1918 influenza pandemic
Beyond simply telling them or showing evidence, how can we make children in developing countries believe that education has value?
Assigning civil servants to environments to which they are most socially proximate may actually limit their ability to effectively serve the nation
Data on the British Empire show patronage in civil service appointments was a good system for those who got jobs but bad news for almost everyone else