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Research economist, Institute for Fiscal Studies

Wenchao Jin joined the IFS in 2010 as a Research Economist in the skills and education sector. She has investigated recent reforms to the Higher Education funding regime, the effects of the National Minimum Wage on young people and on firms, and the impact of Universal Credit. Her current research interests are in the labour market and labour productivity since the great recession.


  • 2010–present
    Research Economist, Institute for Fiscal Studies


  • 2012 
    University College London, MSc Economics, distinction
  • 2010 
    Cambridge University, BA, 1st class


  • 2012
    The distributional impact of the 2012-13 higher education funding reforms in England, with H. Chowdry, L. Dearden and A. Goodman, Fiscal Studies