Xiupeng’s primary research interest is labor economics with a focus on labor market dynamics, labor market institutions, and immigration. His research also extends to health policy, industrial organization, and the economics of science and engineering. His current research works on how Information Technology affects the organizational structures and firm sizes. He is also excited about using the matched employer-employee data from the U.S. Census Research Data Center to study how high-skilled immigration affect the domestic labor market. Before he joined MIT as a postdoc associate, Xiupeng received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Connecticut. His dissertation committee includes Kenneth Couch, Richard Freeman, and Delia Furtado. Xiupeng also holds a M.S. in Applied Physics and a B.S. in Physics.