Xiaohua Yu is Professor of Agricultural Economics in Developing and Transition Countries at the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development and the Courant Research Centre “Poverty, Equity and Growth” at the University of Göttingen, Germany. He studied in Renmin University of China and Kyoto University in Japan, and obtained his Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University in the U.S. in 2009. Since 2009, he has been employed as a junior professor and then a full professor at the University of Göttingen.
His research interests focus on agricultural development, nutrition change, economic and environmental changes in developing and transition countries and contexts such as China, South Asia, Southeast Asia and African countries. He currently serves as the associate editor for agricultural economics, the official journal of International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE) and is an editorial board member in a few international journals.