Assistant Professor of Economics (Term), University of San Francisco (2017-present)
Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley (2007-2017)
PhD Business (Economics), Stanford University Graduate School of Business (2007)
MA Economics, Stanford University (2005)
MA Political Science, Stanford University (2003)
Diploma Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science (1999)
BA Asian Studies, Dartmouth College (1993)
“Designing Contentious Politics.” Forthcoming. Modern China.
“Racing to the Bottom or to the Top? Decentralization and Governance Reform in China.” 2017. World Development (with Daniel Mattingly and Denise van der Kamp).
“Qualitative Investigation of Theoretical Models: The Value of Process Tracing.” 2017. Journal of Theoretical Politics (with Taylor Fravel and Jack Paine).
“Gene discovery for Mendelian conditions via social networking: de novo variants in KDM1A cause developmental delay and distinctive facial features.” 2016. Genetics in Medicine 18: 788-795 (with Jessica X. Chong, Joon-Ho Yu, Seema Jamal, Holly K. Tabor, Anita Rauch, Margarita Sifuentes Saenz, Karynne E. Patterson, Deborah A. Nickerson, and Michael J. Bamshad).
“Understanding China’s Rising Rights Consciousness.” 2015. China Quarterly 223:638-657 (with Suzanne Scoggins).
“China’s Strategic Censorship.” 2014. American Journal of Political Science 58(2): 402-14.
“Undermining authoritarian innovation: The power of China’s industrial giants.” 2014. Journal of Politics 76(1): 182-194 (with Pierre Landry and John Yasuda).
“Regularizing Rioting: Permitting Public Protest in an Authoritarian Regime.” 2013. Quarterly Journal of Political Science 8(2): 127-158.
“Death and Development.” 2008. Journal of Economic Growth 13(2): 81-124 (with John McMillan and Romain Wacziarg).
“Domestic Capital Market Reform and Access to Global Finance: Making Markets Work.” 2003. In Robert E. Litan , Michael Pomerleano, and V. Sundararajan, eds., The Future of Domestic Capital Markets in Developing Countries. Brookings (with Peter Blair Henry).
China’s Controlled Burn: Information management and state-society relations under authoritarianism. (under contract at Cambridge University Press)
“Countering Liberation Technology: The Internet and Press Freedom in Single-Party Regimes” (with Sara Newland).
“Rescuing Autocracy from Itself: China’s Anti-Corruption Campaign” (with Xi Lu).
“A Chinese Rights Revolution Reversed?” The Diplomat, August 21, 2015 (with Suzanne Scoggins).
“Eachnet.com” 2006. Stanford GSB Case No. SM-91 (with William P. Barnett).
“UFSoft” 2005. Stanford GSB Case No. SM-92 (with William P. Barnett).
“The Environment for Entrepreneurship in China” 2002. Stanford GSB Case No. E-198 (with William P. Barnett).
“A Pleasant Surprise: New measures for foreign-invested retail and wholesale joint ventures.” Business China, Economist Intelligence Unit, August 16, 1999.
“When All Else Fails: Prosecuting deadbeats” Business China, Economist Intelligence Unit, August 2, 1999.
“The Answer Lies Within: Managing accounts receivable is a perennial problem in China. It needn’t be.” Business China, Economist Intelligence Unit, August 2, 1999.
Chinese Politics (Undergraduate lecture-UC Berkeley)
Intermediate Macroeconomics (Undergraduate lecture-University of San Francisco)
The Political Economy of China (Junior seminar-UC Berkeley)
The Political Economy of China (Undergraduate lecture-UC Berkeley)
The Rise of China (Junior seminar-UC Berkeley)
Authoritarian Politics (PhD seminar-UC Berkeley)
The Chinese Economy (International Policy Studies/Economics MA Course-Stanford)
Essential Methodological Tools (PhD lecture-UC Berkeley)
Formal Models in Political Science (PhD lecture-UC Berkeley)
International Development (MBA course-Stanford Graduate School of Business)
International Trade (Graduate lecture, Economics-University of San Francisco)
The Political Economy of China (PhD seminar-UC Berkeley)
Research Workshop in Formal Modeling (PhD workshop-UC Berkeley)
SELECTED ACADEMIC HONORS AND AWARDS
Faculty Residential Research Award, Institute for East Asian Studies at UC Berkeley, 2012-15
National Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, 2011-12
Faculty Working Group on Managing Uncertainty, Institute for East Asian Studies at UC Berkeley, Spring 2011
UC Regents’ Junior Faculty Fellowship, Summer 2010
Berkeley Institute for International Studies Junior Faculty Fellowship, 2009-10
National Committee on US-China Relations Public Intellectuals Program, 2008-10
Pre-Doctoral Dissertation Writing Fellowship, Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) at Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, 2005-2006
John M. Olin Fellowship in Law and Economics, Summers 2004-2006
Michael Spence Fellowship, 2003-2005
Robert L. and Merily O. Swanson Fellowship, 2002-2003
Advanced Disciplinary Training Fellowship, Social Science Research Council, 2001-2002
Asia-Pacific Scholar, Stanford University, 2000-2001
Graduate Fellowship, Stanford Political Science Department, 1999-2000
Fulbright Scholarship for study at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1994-1995
INVITED PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS
University of California at San Diego, Global Policy Studies Seminar, January 2018
Harvard University, Chinese Politics in Comparative Perspective, December 2017
University of San Francisco, Monumental Change: China’s Transformation, November 2017
US State Dept, Overseas Security Advisory Council Pan-Asian Regional Council, 2017
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Social Science Seminar, July 2017
Shanghai Jiaotong University, Chinese Politics and Society Workshop, July 2015
University of California, Merced, Understanding Politics Speaker Series, April 2015
University of Pennsylvania, Center for the Study of Contemporary China, March 2015
Princeton University, Comparative Politics Colloquium, March 2015
Conference on State-Society Relations, Fudan University, 2013
China Social Science Workshop, Stanford University, April 2012
Yale, Comparative Politics Workshop, January 2012
Yale, Conference on Non-Democratic Regimes, June 2010
Caltech, Political Economy Seminar, April 2010
Columbia University, Comparative Politics Seminar Series, February 2012
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Political Economy Colloquium, April 2009
University of California at San Diego, Department of Political Science, March 2009
Santa Clara University, Department of Economics, November 2008
Workshop on Media in Contemporary Chinese Politics, Harvard University, April 2009
Political Economics Group student conference at the NBER, Cambridge, MA, April 2005
Econometric Society, China Meeting, Wuhan University, 2017
Econometric Society, Asian Meeting, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2017
American Political Science Association Annual Meetings, 2007-2017
Western Political Science Annual Meetings, 2017
Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meetings, April 2004, 2009-11, 2013-4, 2016-17
Association for Asian Studies Annual Meetings, April 2016
ASSA/Association for Comparative Economic Studies Annual Meetings, Jan 2016
Association for Asian Studies Annual Meetings, discussant, March 2015
Association of Chinese Political Studies Annual Meetings, San Francisco, September 2012
International Studies Association Annual Meetings, March 2012
International Society for New Institutional Economics Annual Meetings, 2009, 2011
Northeast Universities Development Consortium Conference, September 2006
Society for Economic Dynamics, Vancouver, July 2006
Econometric Society World Congress, London, August 2005
Western Economics Association International Annual Conference, San Francisco, July 2005
Pacific Conference for Development Economics, 2005, 2007, 2011
American Economic Association Annual Meetings, discussant, San Diego, 2004
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND SERVICE
Editorial Board, Asia-Pacific Perspectives, 2017-
Family Advisory Committee, MyGene2.org 2015-
Editorial Board, American Journal of Political Science, 2014-2015
Search Committee for Director of Berkeley Institute for East Asian Studies, 2013
Political Science PhD Admissions Committee, 2009-10, 2010-11
Co-director, Political Economy Seminar, Berkeley Center for Political Economy, 2009-10
Faculty Search Committee, Formal Theory, 2008-9
President, PhD Student Association, Stanford Graduate School of Business, 2003-2004
Manuscript referee for: American Journal of Political Science, American Political Science Review, Asian Politics and Policy, Asian Survey, British Journal of Political Science¸ China Quarterly, Comparative Political Studies, Comparative Politics, Economic Inquiry, Economics and Politics, Economics of Governance, Environmental Politics, European Political Science Review, Games and Economic Behavior, Global Environmental Change, Governance, Government and Opposition, International Journal of Communication, International Political Science Review, International Studies Quarterly, Japanese Journal of Political Science, Journal of Asian and African Studies, Journal of Chinese Political Science, Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of East Asian Studies, Journal of Economic Growth, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Peasant Studies, Journal of Politics, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Theoretical Politics, Modern China, Political Behavior, Political Research Quarterly, Political Science Quarterly, Political Science Research and Methods, Political Studies, Problems of Post Communism, Public Choice, Quarterly Journal of Political Science, Science, Routledge, Studies in Comparative International Development, Sustainability, Voluntas, World Development, and World Politics.
Association Memberships: American Economic Association, American Political Science Association, Association for Asian Studies, Association of Chinese Political Studies, Association for Comparative Economic Studies, Midwest Political Science Association, National Committee on US-China Relations
BREAD Summer School in Development Economics at Banff, 2005
Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models (EITM) Institute at Harvard University, 2002
International Asian Studies Program at Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1994-1995
Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies at National Taiwan University, 1994
Taipei Language Institute in Taichung, Taiwan, Fall-Winter 1990-1
Dartmouth College Foreign Study Program at Beijing Normal University, 1990
Consultant, World Bank Research Group (Finance): Washington, DC, Summer 2004
Freelance journalist: Shanghai, China, Summer 1999
Chief Representative, Technomic Consultants: Shanghai, China, 1996-1998
Market Analyst, Technomic Consultants: Hong Kong, 1995-1996
Research Analyst, International Data Corporation: Hong Kong, 1994
Mandarin Chinese (fluent). Some Cantonese. Some French.