Prof. Jacque Gao is an Assistant Professor in the School of Humanities and Social Science at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen. He obtained his PhD in Political Science from the University of Rochester in 2022. 

Prof. Gao's research interests span two subfields of international relations. His first line of research focuses on topics at the intersection of international political economy and comparative political economy, with a particular emphasis on understanding how a dictator's survival strategies interact with the changing global economic environment. His second line of research focuses on topics related to interstate conflict, with a particular emphasis on understanding how various domestic and international factors cause conflict. His research has been published in International Organization, The Review of International Organizations, Journal of Theoretical Politics, and Social Choice and Welfare.

Prior to joining CUHKSZ, Prof. Gao was an Assistant Professor in the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.


Peer-reviewed Publications

- Gao, Jacque. "Investment with Insecure Property Rights: Capital Outflow Openness under Dictatorship." The Review of International Organizations 17.3 (2022): 569-595.

- Gao, Jacque. "On Plurality Voting and Runoff Elections: Information Revelation under Divided Majority." Homo Oeconomicus (2022): 1-9.

- Gao, Jacque. "Democratization in the Shadow of Globalization." International Organization 75.3 (2021): 698-734.

- Gao, Jacque. "Solving the Guardianship Dilemma by War." Journal of Theoretical Politics 33.4 (2021): 455-474.

- Duggan, John, and Jacque Gao. "Lobbying as a Multidimensional Tug of War." Social Choice and Welfare 54 (2020): 141-166.

Working Papers

- Gao, Jacque, and Yu Mei. "Delegate or Do It Alone? The United States and the UN Peacekeeping Operations."

- Gao, Jacque, and Evan Resnick. "Inducing Signals of Loyalty at the Risk of Entanglement."

- Chen Frederick, and Jacque Gao. "Property Rights, the Working Class, and the Demand for FDI."

Other Publications

- "China-US Economic Rivalry: Implications for Southeast Asia." RSIS Commentary, 27 April 2023.