Melanie Meng Xue
Assistant Professor of Economic History, LSE
Melanie Meng Xue is an Assistant Professor of Economic History at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Her research interests include political economy, gender, folklore, and early modern and modern Chinese history.
Her work examines gender inequality, authoritarian regimes, public goods provision, and affirmative action in a historical perspective. By tracing the impact of historical events over time and in various institutional settings, her work centers on the role of values, beliefs and norms in shaping economic and political disparities.
Recent work by Melanie Meng Xue
The impact of persecutions in 17th and 18th century China can still be seen today in the form of less political participation and community engagement