Xiaoxuan Meng
Dr. Xiaoxuan MENG
Economics
Lecturer

3917 0022

KK 913

Biography

Dr. Xiaoxuan Meng received her PhD from City University of Hong Kong.

Prior to joining HKU, Dr. Meng was a part-time lecturer at HKUST and Lingnan University.

Teaching

Intermediate Microeconomics

Intermediate Macroeconomics

Selected Publications
  • “Trust Building in Credence Goods Markets” (with Yuk-Fai Fong and Ting Liu), American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 2022, 14(1), 490-528.
  • “Exclusive Dealing when Upstream Displacement is Possible” (with Ke Liu), Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, 2021, 30(4), 830-843.
  • “Using Customer Service to Build Clients’ Trust” (with Yuk-Fai Fong, Xiaoxiao Hu, and Ting Liu), Journal of Industrial Economics, 2020, 68(1), 136-155.
Recent Publications
Applying Indifference Curve Theory in Product Design Strategy

無差異曲線圖是一個經濟學工具,分析消費者如何將固定的預算分配在不同的產品上,從而達到最大的效益,相信曾修讀經濟學的讀者會對以下的典型無差異曲線圖感到熟悉。

Applying Indifference Curve Theory in Product Design Strategy

無差異曲線圖是一個經濟學工具,分析消費者如何將固定的預算分配在不同的產品上,從而達到最大的效益,相信曾修讀經濟學的讀者會對以下的典型無差異曲線圖感到熟悉。

Trust Building in Credence Goods Markets

We study trust building in credence-goods markets in a dynamic setting. When consumers' expected loss is low and it is efficient to fix only the more severe problem, there is no trade in the one-shot game. In the repeated game, an expert's honesty is monitored through consumers' rejection of his recommendations. The expert's profit in the optimal equilibrium weakly increases in the discount factor but does not achieve the first best, which contrasts sharply with the optimal equilibrium in experience-goods markets. The optimal equilibrium involves undertreatment if the expert is sufficiently patient, and overtreatment if he is moderately patient.