Xue Gao

Asst. Professor

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Xue Gao is an assistant professor in the department of political science at the University of Miami. Her research examines the relationship between public policies, technology innovation and diffusion, and economic competitiveness. Her research interests mainly focus on energy and environment-related innovations. To address the challenges of multiscale complexity in innovation policy, her research is primarily related to understanding how multi-level governance shapes the innovation ecosystem, and how networks among various relevant actors can be effectively coordinated in this process.

She received her Ph.D. in Public Policy from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. She holds an M.S. in statistics from The University of Texas at Austin, an M.A. in Public Administration from Tsinghua University, China, and a bachelor's degree in economics from Southeast University, China.


2019Ph.D. Public Policy The University of Texas at Austin
2017M.S. Statistics The University of Texas at Austin
2014MPA Public Administration Tsinghua University
2012B.A. Economics Southeast University

Honors & Acknowledgements

  • 2019 Barbara Jordan Professional Development Award, UT Austin
  • 2019 Academic Competitive Scholarship, UT Austin
  • 2018  Dissertation Writing Fellowship, UT Austin ($16,000)
  • 2018 Professional Development Award, UT Austin
  • 2015 College Recruitment Fellowship, UT Austin($25,000)
  • 2014 PickleFellowship, UT Austin ($25,000)
  • 2014 Outstanding Graduates of Tsinghua University
  • 2014 Outstanding Dissertation of Tsinghua University
  • 2013 Southwest Associated University Scholarship, Tsinghua University
  • 2012 National Scholarship, Southeast University
  • 2012 Outstanding Graduates of Southeast University
  • 2012 Outstanding Dissertation of Southeast University
  • 2011 President Scholarship, Southeast University