Academic Publications

1. “Information and Corruption: Evidence from China’s Land Auctions” (Job Market Paper)

2. “Greasing the Wheels of Economy: Corruption or Anti-corruption?” with Xi Lu



1. "Transfer-based Decentralization, Economic Growth and Spatial Inequality: Evidence from China’s 2002–2003 Tax Sharing Reform." Urban Studies (forthcoming): 0042098019856780, with Fan Fan, Ran Tao, and Dali Yang

2. “Bringing Politics Back in Charitable Giving: Evidence from Donations after China’ Sichuan Earthquake”, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly (forthcoming): 0899764019868848, with Fubing Su and Ran Tao

3. “Transfer-Based Decentralization and Poverty Alleviation: Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment in China”, Publius: The Journal of Federalism 49, no.4 (2019): 694–718, with Ran Tao and Fubing Su

4. "Self-employment and intention of permanent urban settlement: Evidence from a survey of migrants in China’s four major urbanizing areas", Urban Studies 52, no. 4 (2015): 639-664., with Guangzhong Cao, Yan Ma, and Ran Tao

5. "How does political trust affect social trust? An analysis of survey data from rural China using an instrumental variables approach", International Political Science Review 35, no. 2 (2014): 237-253., with Ran Tao, Xi Lu, and Dali Yang

6. "Local officials' incentives and China's economic growth: tournament thesis reexamined and alternative explanatory framework", China & World Economy 20, no. 4 (2012): 1-18., with Fubing Su, Ran Tao and Xi Lu