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 aims to understand the interplay between policy, politics, technology, marketplace, and society in the energy transition process at both local and global levels. She also devotes herself to using advanced machine learning techniques and large-scale datasets to approach her research questions. Her research has examined the policymaking process and implementation of energy policies, evaluation of energy programs, firms’ innovation and entrepreneurship in renewable energy, political economics of coal phaseout, climate change mitigation, and the justice and equity dimensions of the energy transition.

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