Publications

"Media Attention and Choice of Major: Evidence from Anti-Doctor Violence in China" (with Shiyu Bo, Yan Song and Sen Zhou), Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2020   [Article] [Working Paper Version]

Working Papers

State Formation and Bureaucratization: Evidence from Pre-Imperial China, updated May 2021

Riding Out the COVID-19 Storm: How Government Policies Affect SMEs in China (with Zijun Cheng, Robin Gong and Jinlin Li), updated Sep. 2020

Political Elites and Human Capital Formation in Pre-Imperial Chinaupdated Feb. 2020

Selected Work in Progress

Leviathan's Offer: State-Building with Elite Compensation in Medieval China (with Erik Wang and Xiaoming Zhang) draft available upon request

Empire State of Mind: How Regional Centralization Led to Unification

Book Reviews

"Review of The Economic History of China: From Antiquity to the Nineteenth Century by Richard von Glahn" (with Avner Greif), Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies, 2018   [Article]