Xiaoxuan Jia

Senior Lecturer

Faculty:Faculty of Business and Law

School:Economics, Finance and Law

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Business, management and leadership , Accounting and Finance , Economics

Research Supervision:Yes

Xiaoxuan's primary research interest is in economics of higher education. She's also interested in labour economics and the analysis of individual risk preferences.



Undergraduate - Microeconomics


  • PhD Economics, Royal Holloway, University of London, 2015
  • MSc Financial and Industrial Economics, Royal Holloway, University of London

Selected recent publications

Peer-refereed academic journal articles

Chevalier, A. & Jia, X. 2015. Subject Specific League Tables and Students’ Application Decisions, R&R Manchester School.

Recent presentations and conferences


European Society for Population Economics annual congress, Aarhus, Denmark, 2013
Royal Economic Society annual conference, London, UK, 2013
Department of Work and Pensions, WPEG annual conference, Sheffield, UK, 2012

Invited sessions

International conference on "The economics of study choices", Switzerland, 2014.

Media experience

  • New Scientist
  • The Guardian
  • Times Higher Education
  • University World News