Publications in English:
- "Empowering Knowledge: Political Leaders, Education, and Economic Liberalization." joint with Jingheng Li and Yang Yao. 2020. European Journal of Political Economy. Vol 61, 101823
- "All the Emperor's Men? Conflicts and Power-sharing in Imperial China." 2019. Comparative Political Studies. 52(8): 1099-1130.
- "Capability and Opportunism: Evidence from City Officials in China." joint with Yang Yao and Muyang Zhang. 2018. Journal of Comparative Economics. 46: 1046-61.
- "Race to Safety: Political Competition, Neighborhood Effects, and Coal Mine Deaths in China'' joint with Xiangyu Shi. 2018. Journal of Development Economics. 131: 79-95.
- "Inclusive institutions and economic growth: comparative perspective and policy implications for China." 2017. China Economic Journal. 10(2): 108–127.
- "Elections as a Conflict Processing Mechanism.” joint with Adam Przeworski and Gonzalo Rivero. 2015. European Journal of Political Economy. 39: 235-48.
- "Reform or revolution? Theory and evidence on the role of the middle class in the rise of universal male suffrage.'' 2014. Journal of Theoretical Politics. 26(2): 283 - 311.
Publications in Chinese:
- "右翼民粹主义的政治经济学：来自进口贸易和难民冲击的影响"，合作者林雨晨，2020.《经济学季刊》接受待刊。"The Political Economy of Right-wing Populism: Evidence from Trade Shocks and Refugee Crises". joint with Yuchen Lin. forthcoming at China Economic Quarterly
- "选拔、培养和激励：来自CCER官员数据库的证据." 合作者：姚洋、李力行、王赫等，2020. 《经济学季刊》接受待刊 "Selection, Training, and Incentive: An Introduction of CCER Official Dataset." joint with Yang Yao, Lixing Li, He Wang, et al 2020. forthcoming at China Economic Quarterly
- "行政竞标制、治理绩效和官员激励——基于国家卫生城市评比的研究." 合作者：刘松瑞、王赫, 2020. 《公共管理学报》接受待刊. forthcoming at Journal of Public Management (Chinese: Gonggong Guanli Xuebao).
- "Natural Resource Shocks and Entrepreneurship: Evidence from Coal Productions in China." joint with Ruochen Dai, Lixing Li, and Xuanli Xie. R&R
- "Purifying the Leviathan: The Anti-Corruption Campaign and Changing Governance Models in China." joint with Yang Yao and Qian Zhang. Under Review
- "In the Shadows of Great Men: Leadership Turnovers and Power Dynamics in Autocracies." joint with Junyan Jiang and Haojun Xie. Under Review.
- "Better than On-the-job Training: National Executive's Political Experience and Economic Performance." joint with Xiangyu Shi and Yang Yao. Under Review
- "Moving Umbrellas: Bureaucratic Transfer, Political Connection, and Rent-Seeking in China." joint with Xiangyu Shi, Xiaobo Zhang, and Yifan Zhang. Under Review
- "Evading by Any Means? VAT Enforcement and Payroll Tax Evasion in China." joint with Lixing Li, Zhengcheng Liu, and Zhuo Nie. Under Review.
- "Sponsored Human Capital: Bureaucratic Transfer and Economic Performance" joint with Lixing Li, Feng Wan, and Yang Yao.
- "Does Owner Outperform Manager in Profiting from Political Connection? Agency, Uncertainty, and Embeddedness." joint with Xia Han and Xuanli Xie
- "Water liberates hands: The eﬀects of water program on labor reallocation in rural China." joint with Yuanzhe Li and Li-An Zhou.
中文工作论文 (Working Papers in Chinese)
- “增值税征管与企业排污：一个多维度国家治理能力的视角.” 合作者：李力行、聂卓 （修改复审）
- “纪检和监察体制演变的政治逻辑.” 合作者：张舜栋
Works in Progress:
- "Imperial Examination as a Representative Institution." joint with Yu Hao
- "Betting on Gratitude" joint with Adam Przeworski
- "Economic reform and political struggle." joint with Shuo Chen and Zhaotian Luo.
- "The fiscal foundation of bureaucratic power sharing in the late Qing China.'' joint with Jinlin Wei