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Dr Xiaohui Zhang

Dr Xiaohui Zhang

Senior Lecturer in Economics


+44 (0) 1392 723510

Streatham Court, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4PU, UK

Dr Xiaohui Zhang joined the Exeter Business School in August 2016 as a Senior Lecturer in economics. Coming from a mathematics background, she obtained her PhD in Econometrics and Health Economics from Monash University, Australia in 2009. Before joining the University of Exeter, she had been working at Monash University and Murdoch University, Australia.


  • 2009: PhD Econometrics and Health Economics (Monash University, Australia)

Research clusters

Research interests

  • Applied econometrics
  • Bayesian econometrics
  • Health economics
  • Productivity and efficiency analysis

My research interests are in applied micro-econometrics, including cross-sectional and panel data modelling, applied Bayesian econometrics, semi-parametric and non-parametric modelling and productivity and efficiency analysis. Health economics is my major applied areas. My research topics are across individual health status, health services utilization, private health insurance purchasing decision, chronic diseases, rare diseases, children obesity, hospital performance, health care expenditure, etc.

Research projects

  • Hospital performance evaluation
  • Patient safety in hospital
  • Health care cost

My teaching interests are in econometrics, business statistics and health economics.