Xuesheng You joined the Economics Department in November 2019. He received a PhD in Economic History from the University of Cambridge as a Gates Scholar. Prior to that, he received an MPhil in Economics (research) from the University of Cambridge, and a Bachelor of Economic Science from the University of Manchester.
Before joining Swansea, he worked at the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure, University of Cambridge between 2014 and 2019.
His main research interests lie in the field of gender, family, labour, transport and urbanization in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Britain. His research uses c.160 million individual census records and locations of all historic transport modes in Britain.
His personal hobbies include street photography, cooking, poker (not the online type), and religiously following FC Internazionale Milano.