Dr Ruowen Xu
Assistant Professor
(Accounting Group)

Ruowen is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at Warwick Business School. Prior to this role, she was a postdoctoral research fellow at King's College London at the Finwork Futures Research Centre. Ruowen earned her PhD degree from Warwick Business School, with a research focus on credit rating systems and algorithmic practices.

Grounded in empirical fieldwork, Ruowen's research draws on interdisciplinary insights from accounting theory, sociology and organisation studies. Her work explores intrinsic social, material, and temporal interconnections within emerging modelling paradigms, Fintech/Techfin work, and AI configuration. More broadly, her research explores the risks and practices entwined with calculative tools and their impact on markets and consumer life.

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

Research Interests

Digital public infrastructure, ML and AI practices, digital assets and markets, values and valuation, credit and credit scoring, accountability and governance.