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CAI Xiaoming
CAI Xiaoming

Assistant Professor

Department: Economics and Finance

  • 2015, Ph.D. in Economics, VU Amsterdam
  • 2010, MPhil in Economics, University of Amsterdam / Tinbergen Institute
  • 2008, BA in International Studies and BSc in Mathematics, Peking University

Teaching Positions

  • Nov., 2015 - Now: Assistant Professor, School of Economics & Management, Tongji University
  • Sep., 2010 – Nov., 2015: Teaching Assistant, VU Amsterdam
  • Sep., 2009 – July., 2010: Teaching Assistant, Tinbergen Institute

International Experience

  • Sep.- Nov., 2014: PhD Intern, Structural Economic Analysis, Bank of England,
  • May 2014: Research visit, University of Cambridge,
  • May 2014: Search and Matching Conference, University of Edinburgh,


  • Macro-Labor
  • Applied Microeconomics


  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Money and Banking


Working Papers

  • Entry Efficiency and the meeting technology. Available upon request, August 2015
  • Inclusive versus exclusive markets: Search frictions and competing mechanisms (with Pieter Gautier and Ronald Wolthoff), August 2015
  • Meetings and Mechanisms (with Pieter Gautier and Ronald Wolthoff),
  • Severance payments, on-the-job search, and endogenous job destruction, (with Pieter Gautier and Coen Teulings), Available upon request
  • Predictable Recoveries (with Wouter den Haan and Jonathan Pinder ), R&R at Economica.


  • Minimum prices in a model with search frictions and price posting, Economics Letters, Volume 135, October 2015, Pages 61-64
  • Collective versus decentralized wage bargaining and the efficient allocation of resources (With Pieter A. Gautier, Coen N. Teulings, and Makoto Watanabe), Labour Economics, Volume 26, January 2014, pp. 34-42


  • Tinbergen Institute Scholarship 2008-2010
  • CORE Lecture travel and accommodation grant, 2010.
  • Jerusalem Summer School in Economic Theory travel grant, 2011
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