Chenzi Xu is pursuing a PhD in the Harvard economics department. She received her A.B. in Economics from Harvard College in 2011 and an M. Phil in Economic and Social History from Pembroke College, Cambridge in 2013. As an undergraduate, she studied the history of financial crises, focusing in particular on the evolution of Greek sovereign debt. In addition, her research in labor economics has been published in The Harvard Undergraduate Research Journal. At Cambridge, she was an active member of the Centre for History and Economics and wrote a dissertation on the evolution of monetary policy in the Scandinavian Monetary Union. Currently her research interests are in the intersection of international financial history and government policy.