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Working Papers

Industrial Policy in a New Era: Government Venture Capital in the U.S.-China Trade War (with Robin Gong and Jinlin Li), updated Jul. 2023. [Link]

State-Building or State-Weakening? The Consequences of Military Control in Medieval China (with Erik Wang), draft coming soon.

Political Elites and Human Capital Formation in Pre-Imperial China, updated Jan. 2024. [Link]


From Powerholders to Stakeholders: State-Building with Elite Compensation in Early Medieval China (with Erik Wang and Xiaoming Zhang). [WP Version]

  • American Journal of Political Science, conditionally accepted

  • Previously titled "Leviathan's Offer: State-Building with Elite Compensation in Early Medieval China"

  • Media: Broadstreet

State Formation and Bureaucratization: Evidence from Pre-Imperial China[WP Version]

  • ​​​Journal of Economic History, accepted

  • Best Paper Award, International Symposium of Quantitative History, 2018

Riding Out the COVID-19 Storm: How Government Policies Affect SMEs in China (with Zijun Cheng, Robin Gong and Jinlin Li). [Link[WP Version]

  • ​​China Economic Review, 2022


Media Attention and Choice of Major: Evidence from Anti-Doctor Violence in China (with Shiyu Bo, Yan Song and Sen Zhou). [Link] [WP Version]

  • Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2020

Book Reviews

Review of The Economic History of China: From Antiquity to the Nineteenth Century by Richard von Glahn (with Avner Greif)[Link]

  • Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies, 2018

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