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.