Dr. Xu received a PhD in Mathematics from London School of Economics and Political Science. His PhD thesis extends the classic Ramsey theorem in a general stochastic process. From 2011 to 2012, he was a Special Postdoctoral Fellow on game dynamics at the Center for the Study of Rationality, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 2013, he was a postdoctoral researcher working on evolutionary games in Stockholm School of Economics. Dr. Xu is interested in game theory, microeconomic theory and interdisciplinary area between mathematics, economics and evolution.


  • PhD in Mathematics, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK, 2010
  • MSc in Applicable Mathematics, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK, 2006
  • B. Eng. in Electrical Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, China, 2005

Research Interests

  • Game Theory
  • Microeconomic Theory
  • Evolutionary Dynamics


  • A stochastic Ramsey theorem’, Journal of Combinatorial Theory, Series A 118 (2011) 1392–1409

Working Papers

  • Convergence of best-response dynamics in extensive-form games
  • Stochastic stability in finite extensive-form games of perfect information
  • The instability of backward induction in evolutionary dynamics
  • Fast evolution and a robustness index of backward induction