Welcome! I am a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at Stanford University. I study comparative/international political economy, with a special focus on trade, market institutions, and authoritarian regimes (especially China).
My book-length dissertation proposes a new theory of institutional development for developing countries by examining China’s e-Commerce market. For research design, I triangulate a variety of methods including semi-structured interviews, historical institutional analysis, survey research, web-scraping, and a large-scale randomized controlled trial (RCT).
My research has been funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Weiss Family Program Fund, the Clausen Center of UC-Berkeley, the Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation, Stanford Center of International Development (SCID), the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (SEED, both the I-Award and the Ph.D. fellowship), and Graduate Research Opportunities, among others. I was the Bradley Fellow, the Pre-doctoral Fellow at Stanford Center at Peking University, Huoshui Young Scholar of AliResearch, and I am currently the Guest Researcher of the Alibaba Research Center for Rural Dynamics.
I received LL.B. in International Relations from Renmin University of China, and M.S. in Statistics and M.A. in International Policy Studies from Stanford University.