Guo Xu

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Email:

G.Xu2@lse.ac.uk

Doctoral Candidate

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Guo Xu is a PhD candidate at the London School of Economics. His research focuses on the selection, recruitment and allocation of talent within private and public sector organizations. He can be found on Twitter @guoxu_econ or www.guoxu.org

Content by Guo Xu
  • Project

    The recruitment and allocation of bureaucratic talent: Evidence from the administration of the British Empire

    A major concern throughout history and in the world today is that favoritism compromises the effectiveness of bureaucracies: when promotions are more about whom you know than what you know, chances are that the top jobs are not going to the ablest or hardest working but to those who are best connected. This can affect the ability of bureaucracies to regulate, implement...

    19 October 2016 | Guo Xu

  • Blog post

    Thank you for your patronage: How social connections impact bureaucratic efficiency

    When promotions are more about whom you know than what you know, chances are that the top jobs, even in the public sector, don’t go to the most ablest or hardest working employees, but to the best connected. This can affect the ability of bureaucracies to regulate, implement reforms and provide public resources conducive to development and growth. Today's blog looks at...

    29 June 2016 | Guo Xu

guo
Email:

G.Xu2@lse.ac.uk

Doctoral Candidate

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)