Dr. Xinyan Shi is an associate professor of economics in the Department of Economics and Decision Sciences. Prior to her appointment at UNCP, she worked at Central Michigan University for a year as visiting professor, and was employed as a consultant before joining the graduate program. Dr. Shi's research interests include microeconomic theory, game theory, industrial organization, information economics, behavioral economics, public economics and experimental economics. Her research has appeared in some leading economic journals, including Journal of Housing Economics (JHE), International Journal of Economic Theory (IJET).
Dr. Shi helped secure a funding of $750,000 from Department of Energy on a project “Development of an Economic and Efficient Biodiesel Production Process” from 2011 to 2014.
Dr. Shi strives to be actively engaged in serving both the university and communities. Since Fall 2012, she has been working with her students to build business plan for several community partners include Carolina Philharmonic (Fall 2012), Country Bookstore (Spring 2013), Pinehurst-Southern Pines Area Association of Realtors (Fall 2013) and St. Joseph’s the pines (Fall 2014).
Since 2015, she has devoted a lot of time to serve the university, she has worked as Faculty Senator, served on the Executive Committee of the senate, Chancellor Search Committee, chaired university Promotion and Tenure Community, chaired Student and Campus Life Affairs committee.
In Spring 2015, she was nominated for Adolph Dial Award for Community Service. In Spring 2016, she was nominated for UNCP Outstanding Teaching Award.