Xin Meng
Research Fellow

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Meng Xin Meng received her Ph.D. in Economics from the Australian National University in 1993. She is currently a professor at The 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 China, Taiwan, and developed countries; 3. 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.
Xin Meng has published papers in the Journal of Labour Economics, Labour Economics, Journal of Public Economics, Oxford Economic Papers, Journal of Development and Cultural Change, Review of Income and Wealth, Journal of Comparative Economics and Journal of Population Economics.

She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in June 2006.
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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
10603  Christian Dustmann
Francesco Fasani
Xin Meng
Luigi Minale
Risk Attitudes and Household Migration Decisions
10481  Xin Meng
Sen Xue
Social Networks and Mental Health Problems: Evidence from Rural-to-Urban Migrants in China
10460  Xin Meng
Guochang Zhao
The Long Shadow of the Chinese Cultural Revolution: The Intergenerational Transmission of Education
10364  Alison L. Booth
Elliott Fan
Xin Meng
Dandan Zhang
Gender Differences in Willingness to Compete: The Role of Culture and Institutions
( Forthcoming in: The Economic Journal, 2018.)
9747  Lisa A. Cameron
Xin Meng
Dandan Zhang
China's Sex Ratio and Crime: Behavioral Change or Financial Necessity?
9165  Xin Meng
Chikako Yamauchi
Children of Migrants: The Impact of Parental Migration on Their Children's Education and Health Outcomes
5967  Paul Frijters
Tao Sherry Kong
Xin Meng
Migrant Entrepreneurs and Credit Constraints under Labour Market Discrimination
5288  Xin Meng
Dandan Zhang
Labour Market Impact of Large Scale Internal Migration on Chinese Urban 'Native' Workers
4919  Xin Meng
Kailing Shen
Sen Xue
Economic Reform, Education Expansion, and Earnings Inequality for Urban Males in China, 1988-2007
(published in: Journal of Comparative Economics, 2013, 41 (1), 227–244)
4811  Cathy Honge Gong
Andrew Leigh
Xin Meng
Intergenerational Income Mobility in Urban China
4749  Elliott Fan
Xin Meng
Zhichao Wei
Guochang Zhao
Rates of Return to University Education: The Regression Discontinuity Design
3621  Cathy Honge Gong
Xin Meng
Regional Price Differences in Urban China 1986-2001: Estimation and Implication
2557  Xin Meng
Jim Ryan
Does a Food for Education Program Affect School Outcomes? The Bangladesh Case
(published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2010, 23 (2), 415-447)
2553  Xin Meng
Wealth Accumulation and Distribution in Urban China
(published in: Economic Development and Cultural Change, 2007, 55 (4), 761-791)
2548  Xin Meng
Bob Gregory
Exploring the Impact of Interrupted Education on Earnings: The Educational Cost of the Chinese Cultural Revolution
2543  Tue Gorgens
Xin Meng
Rhema Vaithianathan
Stunting and Selection Effects of Famine: A Case Study of the Great Chinese Famine
(published in: Journal of Development Economics, 2012, 97 (1), 99 - 111)
2471  Xin Meng
Nancy Qian
The Long Run Health and Economic Consequences of Famine on Survivors: Evidence from China’s Great Famine
2461  Xin Meng
Dominique Meurs
Intermarriage, Language, and Economic Assimilation Process: A Case Study of France
(published in: International Journal of Manpower, 2009, 30 (1-2), 127-144)
1921  Anne Daly
Akira Kawaguchi
Xin Meng
Karen A. Mumford
The Gender Wage Gap in Four Countries
(revised version published in: Economic Record, 2006, 82 (257), 165-176)
1452  Xin Meng
Bob Gregory
Youjuan Wang
Poverty, Inequality, and Growth in Urban China, 1986-2000
(published in: Journal of Comparative Economics, 2005, 33 (4), 710-729)
1448  Xin Meng
Xiaodong Gong
Youjuan Wang
Impact of Income Growth and Economic Reform on Nutrition Intake in Urban China: 1986-2000
(published as 'Impact of Income Growth and Economic Reform on Nutrition Availability in Urban China: 1986–2000' in: Economic Development and Cultural Change, 2009, 57 (2), 261-295)
1169  Xin Meng
Pramod N. (Raja) Junankar
Cezary A. Kapuscinski
Job Mobility along the Technological Ladder: A Case Study of Australia