Richard Xu

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Richard Xu

Professorial Lecturer

Part-time Faculty


Email: Richard Xu
Office Phone: 202-994-4478
Milken Institute School of Public Health 950 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Room #628P Washington DC 20052

Richard Xu is a PhD candidate in economics at The George Washington University, specializing in applied econometrics with a focus on public economics, healthcare, and media industries. His research interests center around harnessing the potential of large, granular structured or unstructured data sources. He leverages natural language processing techniques and large language models to extract valuable economic insights and generate key economic indicators, with the ultimate goal of predicting the state of the economy.

Currently, Richard is deeply involved in a diverse range of research projects that span the fields of narrative economics, expectation sentiments, and consumption fluctuations. As a multidisciplinary economist and data scientist, he possesses exceptional problem-solving and critical thinking skills, allowing him to approach complex economic issues with analytical rigor.

In addition to his analytical prowess, Richard is also known for his effective communication skills. He excels at building positive and productive work relationships, which facilitate collaborative research efforts. His enthusiasm for economics extends beyond the academic realm, as he is eager to apply his knowledge to real-world scenarios, making a tangible impact through practical applications. Richard Xu is a dynamic economist poised to make significant contributions to the field.

Applied Econometrics, Natural Language Processing, AI/ML, Big Data

"Expectation Sentiment and Consumption Fluctuation: Insights from the Covid Era"
"Narrative Economics Unveiled: An NLP Approach"

Ph.D. candidate in Economics, George Washington University
M.S. in Statistics, Miami University
M.A. in Economics, Miami University
B.S. in Quantitative Economics, Mathematics and Statistics, Miami University

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