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Durham University

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Dr Xiaoshan Chen

Associate Professor in Economics in the Business School
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 47244
Room number: MHL 179

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Xiaoshan holds a PhD in Economics from Loughborough University. Prior to joining Durham University, she worked as a lecturer at the University of Stirling and as a ESRC postdoctoral fellow at the University of Glasgow. She undertakes research in the area of Macroeconomics and International Economics. Specifically, her research currently focuses on New Keynesian Macroeconomics, using micro-founded models to analyse monetary policy transmission, monetary policy switching, and monetary policy delegation schemes. She also utilises pure data driven approaches to analyse and forecast exchange rate movements, and the linkages between asset prices and the business cycle. 

Current Research

"US Monetary and Fiscal Policy - Conflict or Cooperation?" and online appendix (with Eric Leeper and Campbell Leith) 

"Optimal Monetary Policy in A New Keynesian Model with Bond and Credit Market Frictions" (with Jilei Huang and Campbell Leith) 

"Debt Sustainability and Welfare along an Optimal Laffer Curve" (with Mattia Ricci and Campbell Leith) 

Xiaoshan Chen's personal homepage >

Mini Biography

Prior to joining Durham University Business School in January 2015, Xiaoshan was a lecturer in Economics at the University of Stirling, and an ESRC postdoctoral fellow at the University of Glasgow.

Research Groups

Business School

Research Interests

  • Macroeconomics
  • Monetary Economics
  • International Economics
  • Exchange Rates