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  • 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

Working Papers

  • Leviathan's Offer: State-Building with Elite Compensation in Early Medieval China (with Erik Wang and Xiaoming Zhang), updated Dec. 2022. [Link]

  • How (not) to Solve the Guardianship Dilemma: Institutional Counterbalancing and the Consequence of Military Control in Medieval China (with Erik Wang), draft coming soon.

  • Political Elites and Human Capital Formation in Pre-Imperial China, updated Feb. 2020. [Link]

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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