I am an applied economist studying the political economy of local governments with a focus on China’s political system. My research interests include development economics, environmental economics, political economy and economic geography. The first strand of my research explores the role of organizational structure and political incentives on the effectiveness of public policies (e.g. environmental regulations, public health) and its implications on aggregate efficiencies. The second strand of my research evaluates the short- and long-run impacts of large-scale public policies. To study these issues, I apply diverse empirical methods including both reduced form and structural settings to rich datasets, including digitizing disaggregated data from historical documents, atlases and gazetteers, processing large-scale survey or administrative datasets.
In September 2023, I will join Peking University as an Assistant Professor in the Institute of South-South Cooperation and Development (ISSCAD).
Please see my research page or CV for more information.