Xiaoyu Xia a Senior Lecturer in Department of Economics at the University of Essex. Before joining Essex, she worked at the Chinese University of Hong Kong as an Assistant Professor. Her research fields are labor economics and behavioral economics. Xia's particular research interests are in youth labor market, education policy and China’s economy. Her recent research projects are focused on the empirical application of matching model in different labor market contexts, which include the taxi market, the marriage market, family living arrangements and college application.