Feng Yang

Feng Yang

Current Student

Office: 4289 Bunche Hall

Email: soyang@ucla.edu


M.Phil., HKUST


Comparative Politics & Methods
The political economy of bureaucracy, corruption, and the state-business relations in authoritarian regimes, with an emphasis on China.

Selected Publications

Strategic Promotion, Reputation, and Responsiveness in Bureaucratic Hierarchies (with Xinyu Fan), Journal of Theoretical Politics, 2019, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3331437Organizational Structure, Policy Learning, and Economic Performance: Evidence from the Chinese Commune (with Joshua Eisenman), Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World, 2018, 4: 1-18, https://doi.org/10.1177/2378023118757650.Overseas Students, Returnees and the Diffusion of International Norms into Post-Mao China (with David Zweig), International Studies Review, 2014, 16(2): 252-63.Authoritarian Orientations and Political Trust in East Asian Societies (with Deyong Ma), East Asia, 2014, 31(4): 323-341.

Honors & Awards

Dissertation Year Fellowship, 2018-2019, UCLA.

Doctoral Fellowships, 2018-2019, Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange (declined).

EITM Summer Institute Fellowship, 2017, University of Houston.

Dissertation Fieldwork Fellowship, 2017, UCLA International Institute.


Chair: Barbara Geddes