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Xiaowei Xu

Xiaowei Xu

Research Economist

Education
MPhil Economics, University of Oxford, 2014
BA Philosophy, Politics and Economics (First class), University of Oxford, 2011

Xiaowei joined the IFS in 2018 and works in the Income, Work and Welfare sector. Her research focuses on inequalities in labour market outcomes and health. Before joining the IFS, she worked at McKinsey, the Gates Foundation and in economic consulting.

Academic outputs

IFS Working Paper W19/12
Our new research examines the reason for the increased in-work relative poverty rate in Britain over the last 25 years, which has risen by almost 5 percentage points from 13% to 18%.

Reports and comment

Report
This report examines how living standards – most commonly measured by households’ incomes – have changed for different groups in the UK, and the consequences that these changes have for income inequality and for measures of deprivation and poverty. In this latest report, we focus in ...
Observation
In this short observation, we set out new research about the recent changes to household incomes, and who has been most affected by the recent slowdown in household income growth.

Presentations

Presentation
IFS researchers presented the key findings from the latest in the series of flagship IFS annual reports on living standards, poverty and inequality in the UK. Funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the report analysed the latest data on living standards, while setting this in the context of ...