m.m.xue [at] lse.ac.uk
melanie.m.xue [at] gmail.com
Assistant Professor of Economic History, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), October 2021--
New York University - Abu Dhabi, Assistant Professor of Economics, September 2019 -- August 2022 (Year Zero 2019 - 2020; On leave 2021 - 2022)
Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University, Department of Economics and Center for Economic History, September 2017 -- August 2019 (Supervisor: Joel Mokyr)
Research Affiliate, Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), 2024 –
Research Affiliate, Centre for Economics, Policy and History (CEPH), 2023 –
Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), September 2015 -- December 2017
Concentration: Economic History and Economic Development
Mentor: Paola Giuliano
PhD in Economics, George Mason University, 2015
MA in Finance, Claremont McKennna College, 2010
BA in Economics, Fudan University (minor in Legal Studies), 2009
Fields of Interest
Economic History, Political Economy, Cultural Economics, Development Economics
Referee -- Science; American Economic Review, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, American Economic Review: Insights, Cambridge Journal of Economics, China Economic Review, Economic Inquiry, Economic Journal, Economica, European Economic Review, Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Economic Growth, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Political Economy Microeconomics, Journal of Population Economics, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of the European Economic Association, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics; Australian Economic History Review, Business History, Economic History of Developing Regions, Economic History Review, European Review of Economic History, Explorations in Economic History, Journal of Economic History, Research in Economic History, Social Science History; Economics and Politics, Journal of Peace Research; Cambridge University Press, Palgrave Macmillan, Princeton University Press; Israel Science Foundation, Swiss National Science Foundation.
2023 LSE Public Policy, Universidad Carlos III, Notre Dame, St Andrews, Cardiff University, University of Manchester, Duke Kunshan, Trinity College Dublin, Reichman University, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Penn, Aix-Marseille School of Economics.
2022 LSE Asia Economic History Seminar, University of Warwick, King's College London, Queen Mary, Chicago Booth, Oxford, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, University of Western Australia, Boston University, ISER Macro/Trade Workshop, International Macro History Online Seminar.
2021 LSE, Swansea, Brown Growth Breakfast, Northwestern Economic History Lunch, Yale, University College London (SSEES), Peking University, Korea University, C-BID, JEES, POLECONUK Webinar.
2020 Bonn, University of Hong Kong, LEAP Webinar.
2019 Chicago Harris, Stockholm School of Economics, Nottingham, NYU Abu Dhabi, CKGSB, George Mason, Amherst.
2018 Toulouse IAST, Higher School of Economics, New Economic School, University of Copenhagen, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Université Catholique de Louvain, Trinity College, Northwestern, UC San Diego.
2017 Brown, Williams College, Northwestern, UC Irvine, NYU Stern.
2016 UC Davis, UCLA Economic History Proseminar, UCLA Anderson Brown Bag, Bologna, NUS Business School, HKUST, Monash, UNSW Sydney, University of Arizona, Chapman University, Toulouse IAST, Bonn.
2023 NBER Economics of Culture and Institutions, Stanford SITE - Gender, EHA (discussant), Northwestern New Economic History of China Conference, CAGE Economic History Workshop, LSE China Research Day, PSE India-China Workshop.
2022 BSE Summer Forum, ASSA (presenter; discussant), EHA, EHS, STEG Workshop: Political Economy and Public Investment, PKU Workshop on Political Economy and Political Selection.
2021 Oxford-Warwick-LSE Workshop in Economic History, ``Sex Ratios and Missing Girls in History" Online Series (invited), SEA -- Economic Growth Mini Conference, EHS, SSHA (2).
2020 BREAD/CEPR/STICERD/TCD Conference on Development Economics.
2019 NBER Organizational Economics Meeting, NYU QCSS-3, IZA/SOLE Transatlantic Meeting for Labor Economists, WPSA Mini-Conference on Autocratic Politics, ASREC.
2018 Barcelona GSE Summer Forum: V Calvó-Armengol International Prize Workshop, Barcelona GSE Summer Forum: Towards Sustained Economic Growth, Northwestern "Narrow Corridor" Book Conference, Deep-Rooted Factors in Comparative Development Conference, Northwestern Economic History of Religion Conference (discussant), Life & Legacy of Douglass North Conference, EHA (presenter; discussant), Cliometric Society, WEHC Boston (2), Asian Historical Economics Conference, North American Meeting of the Econometric Society.
2017 NBER Political Economy Meeting, NBER Summer Institute - Income Distribution and Macroeconomics, ASSA (3), NEUDC, All-UC Economic History Conference, WEAI-Clio, ASREC.
2016 NBER Summer Institute - Development of the American Economy, PacDev, EHA, All-UC Economic History Conference, IOEA (Corsica), HEDG Mini-Conference, ASREC.