Welcome! I am an Assistant Professor in the McDonough School of Business and a faculty affiliate of the Department of Government at Georgetown University. My research interests include the political economy of development, digital economy, and emerging markets (especially China). I hold degrees in Political Science (PhD), Statistics (MS), and International Policy Studies (MA) from Stanford University and International Relations (LLB) from Renmin University of China.
My research has been funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Weiss Family Program Fund, the Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation, Stanford Center of International Development (SCID), the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (SEED), among others. I was the Bradley Fellow and Huoshui Young Scholar of AliResearch, and I am currently the Guest Researcher of the Alibaba Research Center for Rural Dynamics.
My work has been published by American Economic Review: Insights, Studies in Comparative International Development, and Minnesota Law Review. My dissertation received the 2020 Ronald H. Coase Best Dissertation Award from the Society for Institutional and Organizational Economics, and the 2019 Best Dissertation Award in the area of Information Technology and Politics by American Political Science Association. I was also listed as a Poets&Quants Top 50 Undergraduate Business Professor of 2021, and I received a Faculty & Staff Career Champion Award of 2022 from Georgetown University.