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Zhiyi (Alicia) Xu is a Senior Economist in the Environmental and Product Liability Practice at Bates White. Dr. Xu specializes in structural demand estimation and high-dimensional data analysis, using Bayesian statistics and structure learning to estimate demand in multivariate probit models. She has worked on a variety of international banking matters and pricing strategies for international trade transactions. Dr. Xu has also conducted research in childhood obesity prevalence and prevention for a National Institutes of Health program and contributed to the SAS/ETS User’s Guide. Her experience includes teaching undergraduate-level economics.


PhD, Economics, North Carolina State University

MA, Economics, Vanderbilt University

BA, Economics, Nankai University

Selected Work

Selected Experience

  • Supporting the expert in asbestos liability valuation on behalf of Bestwall LLC in its bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Supported the expert in asbestos liability valuation work on behalf of Truck Insurance Exchange in the matter In re Kaiser Gypsum Company Inc., et al. pending in the US Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of North Carolina, Charlotte Division.
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