Xiaowen Lei | Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics

Xiaowen Lei

Assistant Professor
Department of Economics and Finance
MacKinnon (MCKN), Room 733

Since completing her PhD from Simon Fraser University in 2018, Dr Lei has held positions at the Bank of Canada as a visiting scholar and more recently a Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow in Economics at the University of Oxford. Her research specialization is Macroeconomics, with a focus on understanding the interaction of belief heterogeneity and wealth distribution. Her research has been published in journals including the Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of Economic Theory and Macroeconomic Dynamics.

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  • "Wait and See” or “Fear of Floating” ? with D. Lu and K. Kasa
    Macroeconomic Dynamics, published online 2020.09.07
  • Information and Inequality
    Journal of Economic Theory, 184 (2019): 104937.
  • Risk, Uncertainty and the Dynamics of Inequality, with K. Kasa
    Journal of Monetary Economics, 94 (2018): 60-78.
  • “Wait and See” Monetary Policy, with M. Tseng
    Macroeconomic Dynamics, 23.5 (2019): 1793-1814.

Working Papers and Work In Progress

  • How Do Stock Market Experiences Shape Wealth Inequality?
  • The Rise of the Two-Working-Parent Family (with G. Dunbar)
  • Investment risk, Financial Integration And Inequality (with E. Djetum)

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