Xingfei Liu is an assistant professor in economics at University of Alberta. He obtained his Ph.D from Concordia University in October 2012.

His research interests are labor economics, economics of education and applied econometrics. He is interested in human capital accumulation, returns to skills, economic assimilation of immigrants, migration decisions and evaluation of labor market policy. Currently, he is working on policy evaluation methodologies and bridges between structural modeling and reduced form evaluation methods. He has also developed interests in behavioral responses to expected policy changes. His current research interests also include skill utilization and returns to education for the highly skilled in China.

Xingfei has served in IZA as Research Associate between August 2013 and August 2015, became an IZA Research Affiliate in 2015 and an IZA Research Fellow in 2023.