Dr Ruowen Xu
Assistant Professor
(Accounting Group)

Ruowen Xu holds the position of Assistant Professor of Accounting at Warwick Business School. Prior to this role, she was a research fellow at King's College London, where she contributed to an ESRC-funded project focused on the Hybridisations and Epistemic Practices within the Crypto Capital and Blockchain industry. Ruowen earned her PhD degree from Warwick Business School, with her research centering on credit rating systems and algorithmic practices.

Grounded in empirical fieldwork and driven by interdisciplinary insights that blend sociology and accounting theory, her research delves into topics such as financial technology configuration, value, market conventions, accountability, and governance. Ruowen is currently researching on emerging technology-enabled calculative practices, valuations, digital infrastructure, and digital asset markets.

Ruowen received WBS Teaching Excellence Award in 2020, and her research papers received nominations for the Best Paper Award in 2021 at EGOS and the Max Boisot Annual Award in 2019.

Research Interests

Calculative practices and devices,
Accountability and governance,
AI/ML & Fintech work,
Digital asset, value and markets