Xin Meng

Research School of Economics

Position: Professor
Phone: +61 2 612 53102
Office: Room 2068, LF Crisp Bld (26)
CV: CV (.PDF, 363KB)

 Xin Meng


Prof. Xin Meng currently works at the Research School of Economics, College of Business and Economics, Australian National University. Her research to date consists of four main themes:

  1.  the Chinese labour market during transition, including changes in income distribution and poverty, the impact of labour market rigidities on economic development, and the effect of economic shocks on consumption.
  2. the influence of institutions and culture on gender discrimination in developing and developed countries.
  3. the economic implications of rural-urban migration in developing countries and the economic assimilation of immigrants in developed countries.
  4. economic implications of major catastrophes, such as the impact of the Chinese famine and Cultural Revolution on life time earnings and welfare of individuals and families.

Her recent research effort focuses mainly on the Rural-Urban Migration in China and Indonesia project (RUMiCI), which consists of four year longitudinal surveys of rural-urban migrants, rural households and urban local households in both China and Indonesia. The first wave of the survey was conducted in 2008 and the fourth wave in the field.The details of the project and survey instrument can be viewed at: Xin Meng has published papers in journals such as Science, Review of Economic Studies, Economic Journal, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Journal of Labour Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Labour Economics, Journal of Public Economics, Oxford Economic Papers, Economic Development and Cultural Change, Review of Income and Wealth, Journal of Comparative Economics and Journal of Population Economics.


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