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