Institute for Economic and Social Research
Sen Xue

Tenured Associate Professor

Curriculum Vitae


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  Professional Experience

Oct 2021 - present, Tenured Associate Professor, Institute for Economic and Social Research, Jinan University

Sep 2016  Oct 2021, Assistant Professor, Institute for Economic and Social Research, Jinan University

June 2018  present, Deputy Director, Survey Data Center, Jinan University

May 2015  Aug 2016, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Australian National University


Ph.D., Economics, Australian National University, 2015

M.A., Economics, Xiamen University, 2010

B.S., Statistics, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, 2007

   Research Fields

Labor Economics, Development Economics



with Xin Meng and Kailing Shen, Economic reform, education expansion, and earnings inequality for urban males in China, 1988 - 2009, Journal of Comparative Economics, 41(1), 227-244, 2013.

Does contact improve attitudes towards migrants in China? Evidence from urban residents, Economics of Transition, 26(2), 149-200, 2018.

with Xin Meng, Social networks and mental health outcomes: Chinese rural-urban migrant experience, Journal of Population Economics, 33(1), 155-195.

with Michael Kidd, Anh T. Le, Kathy Kirk and Nick Martin, “The Role of Locus of Control in Adulthood Outcomes: Evidence from Australian Twins”, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, accepted.

with Chirok Han and Tue Gorgens, On the Asymptotic Distribution of the Quadratic GMM Estimator of a Dynamic Panel Data Model under a Unit Root, Economic Letters, accepted.

with John Giles, Xin Meng and Guochang Zhao, Can Information Influence the Social Insurance Participation Decision of China's Rural Migrants? Journal of Development Economics, accepted.


Meng, Xin, Sen Xue, & Jinjun Xue. (2016). Consumption and Savings of Migrant Households: 2008–14. In L. Song, R. Garnaut, C. Fang, & L. Johnston (Eds.), China's New Sources of Economic Growth: Vol. 1: Reform, Resources and Climate Change (pp. 159-96). ANU Press.

   Research Grants

Guangzhou Social Science Foundation Grant, 2019-2020

Guangdong Natural Science Foundation Grant, 2017-2020

Jinan University IESR Seed Grant (with Zhiling Wang), 2017-2018

World Bank 'Social Protection and Employment Dynamics of Rural-Urban Migrants in China' with John Giles, Xin Meng, and Guochang Zhao, 2015-2016

   Honors / Awards

 Outstanding Reviewer, by the Journal of the Economics of Ageing, 2018

   Highly Cited Research, by the Journal of Comparative Economics, 2016

  Professional Service


China Economic Review; Cities, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade; Journal of Economics of Ageing; Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization; Journal of Population Economics; Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics; Review of Development Economics.


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