Dr. Shuai Chen

Assistant Professor in Economics

Dr. Shuai Chen

School/Department: Business, School of; Economics, Finance and Accounting, Department of

Telephone: +44 (0)116 294 4661


Address: Brookfield Mary Seacole Block 0.07 (Entrance 3), University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH, United Kingdom

Web: Personal Website


I am an Assistant Professor in Economics in the Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting at the University of Leicester School of Business, U.K. I am also a Research Affiliate of the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA), Fellow of the Global Labor Organization (GLO), and Research Affiliate of the Erasmus School of Economics (ESE) Rotterdam. I was a Researcher in Economics at the Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER) in 2019-2023, and Visiting Associate of the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) at the LSE in Spring 2018.

Latest CV in pdf format

Personal website



My research interests are primarily in Applied Microeconomics, Labor Economics, Political Economy, and Behavioral Economics. I apply perspectives and methodologies from these fields to study how policies affect inequality of different sexual/gender groups, racial/ethnic groups, and groups with divergent family background in labor market outcomes, health, and marital outcomes. I also investigate how individuals respond in their attitudes, behaviors, and well-being to big changes in both society and their personal life. In my studies, I exploit both large administrative microdata and survey data from various countries including the United States, Europe, and China.

Please find my publications, working papers, and work in progress on my personal website


I am willing to supervise Ph.D. students who are interested in Applied Microeconomics, Labor Economics, Political Economy, or Behavioral Economics.
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