Xiaochu Hu

University of the District of Columbia
College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Science

4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C.

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My research fields are immigration/migration policy, economic development and sustainability. Currently I am working as a Project Specialist for Sustainable Economy at the University of the District of Columbia, where I teach undergraduate and graduate level courses on Public Policy and Research Methods and conduct economic impact analysis and other research on sustainable development.

Hu, Xiaochu. 2016. “Chinese Immigrants in the United States: New Issues and Challenges”. Kofi Lomotey, editor. People of Color in the United States: Contemporary Issues in Education, Work, Communities, Health, and Immigration. (pp. 55-64). Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO Greenwood
Abstract: This chapter aims at an overall portrait of Chinese immigrants in the U.S. using the most update data and information, identifying relevant literature and research sources, filling in the issues of China-born immigrants in the U.S. that the previous literature hasn’t mentioned, as well as pointing out relatively new phenomenon and discussing the emerging challenges.
URL: http://www.abc-clio.com/ABC-CLIOGreenwood/product.aspx?pc=A4550C
Hu, Xiaochu. 2013. "International and Foreign-Born Students in Higher Education in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area" Center for Regional Analysis Working Paper 2013-01
URL: http://cra.gmu.edu/pdfs/CRA_Working_Paper_2013-01.pdf
Hu, Xiaochu. “Economic Benefits Associated with the Visa Waiver Program - A Difference-in-Differences Approach” Global Journal of Business Research 7(1) 2013
Abstract: This study evaluates the economic benefit that the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) brings to the United States, including decreased spending on administration and increased tourism. To capture the “net-effect” of VWP due to increased tourism, this study conducts a semi-experimental evaluation by introducing a control group – it pairs a VWP member country with a non-member country. The results show a net increase of 3-4.5 tourism/business trips per thousand populations for the VWP participating countries. It also concludes that in 2010, because the VWP was in place, the U.S. government has saved from 1.9 billion to 3.2 billion for the cost of interviewing visitors. In sum, this research provides more concrete evidence to contribute to the discussion of VWP future expansion.
URL: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1961805
Sousa, S and X, Hu. “Immigrants in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area Labor Market” Center for Regional Analysis Working Paper 2012-2
URL: http://cra.gmu.edu/pdfs/Immigration_2012_02.pdf
Hu, Xiaochu. China's Young Rural-to-Urban Migrants: In Search of Fortune, Happiness, and Independence. Migration Information Source, January 2012.
URL: http://www.migrationinformation.org/Feature/display.cfm?id=874
Hu, Xiaochu, and Madeleine Sumption. 2011. "Scientists, Managers, and Tourists: The Changing Shape of European Migration to the United States." Migration Policy Institute.
Abstract: Once the dominant immigrant stream into the United States, European migration to the country has fallen sharply since World War II, a result of economic, demographic, and policy trends across the Atlantic. Today?s migration from European Union Member States is characterized by highly skilled immigrants who are more educated, earn better wages, have greater English proficiency, and are more strongly represented as scientists, professionals, and businesspeople than other immigrant groups. European migration has maintained a relatively low profile in immigration policy debates, however the Europe-favoring Visa Waiver Program has figured prominently into the immigration policy arena because of its relation to enhanced border security.
URL: http://www.migrationpolicy.org/pubs/EuropeanMigration.pdf

Substantive Focus:
Economic Policy PRIMARY
Health Policy
Social Policy SECONDARY

Theoretical Focus:
Policy Analysis and Evaluation PRIMARY