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Research Interests:

Media economics, Political economics, Development economics


Curriculum vitae [ PDF ]



"Media Bias in China" (with David Stromberg and Yanhui Wu) American Economic Review, Vol.108, No.9, September 2018: pp2442-76 [Download]

"Why Does China Allow Freer Social Media? Protests versus Surveillance and Propaganda" (with David Stromberg and Yanhui Wu), Journal of Economic Perspectives, Vol. 31, No. 1, Winter 2017 [Download]

Another version of the paper is as CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP11778, Jan. 17, 2017 SSRN version

"Wealth, Education, and Demand for Medical Care: Evidence from Rural China" (with Jin Feng and Yangyang Yu), in Gordon Liu and Shufang Zhang (eds), Investing in Human Capital for Economic Development in China, 2010, Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd. [ PDF ]


Working Papers:

"The Impact of Anti-corruption Campaign on Politically Connected Listed Companies" (with Chun-Fang Chiang)

"Social Media, Information Networks, and Protests in China" (with David Stromberg and Yanhui Wu)

"Asymmetric Punishment for Harassment Bribery. Evidence from China" (with Maria Carmela Perrotta and Giancarlo Spagnolo) [Download]


"Chinese Microblogs and Drug Quality" [ PDF ]

"Political Connection, Government Patronage and Firm Performance: Evidence from Chinese Manufacturing Firms" [ PDF ]

"How Valuable It Is to Be a Deputy of People's Congress in China in terms of Reducing Corruption Payments?" [ PDF ]


Work in Progress:

"Administrative Provision and Ideology Exposure: the case of TV Drama industry in China?" (with Steven Pai Xu)

"From Individual Investors to the Market Equilibrium: the Role of Pollution or Media?" (with Deng Pan and Donghui Shi)

"The Effect of Chinese Microblogs on Drug Quality -- the central or local Government Matters?" (with Tomas Larsson and David Stromberg)

"How is Chinese Media used by Politicians to Promote the Career Path of Their Cliques and Themselves" (with David Stromberg and Yanhui Wu)





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