Working Papers

“Reaping Corruption Gains through the Revolving Door” (with James Kung, Li Han, and Jiaxin Xie). Revise and Resubmit at The Economic Journal

Preparing for submission

The Rise of Communism in China” (with James Kung)

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“Commercial Revolution in Medieval China: Origin and Consequences (with James Kung). 

Preparing for submission

“Powering China: Trade Shocks and Electrification in the Early Twentieth Century” (with Shiyu Bo and Cong Liu). 


“Railways, Telegraph and Technology Adoption: Evidence from the American Cotton Adoption in Early 20th Century China” (with Han Qi, and Jin Wang).

Preparing for submission


Chen Ting, James Kung, and Chicheng Ma, 2020. “Long Live Keju! The Persistent Effects of China's Imperial Examination System”. The Economic Journal, 130(631): 2030-2064.  

Winner of the Royal Economic Society Prize for the best paper published in the Economic Journal in 2020.

Chen Ting and James Kung, 2021. “Historical Spatial Development in China: Perspective from Two Millennia”. Conditionally accepted by Regional Science and Urban Economics


Dan Mattingly and Chen Ting, 2021. “Imperialism's Original Sin: The Missionary Roots of Revolutionary Nationalism in China”. Conditionally accepted by The Journal of Politics

Chen Ting and Jean Ji Yeon HONG, 2020. “Rivals within: Political Factions, Loyalty, and Elite Competition under Authoritarianism”. Political Science Research and Methods, forthcoming. 

Chen Ting and James Kung, 2019. “Busting the 'Princelings': The Campaign against Corruption in China's Primary Land Market”. The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 134(1): 185–226.

Chen Ting,  Zhenyu Gao, Jibao He, Wenxi Jiang, and Wei Xiong, 2018. Daily Price Limit and Destructive Market Behavior”. Journal of Econometrics, 208(1): 249-264.

Chen Ting and James Kung, 2016. “Do Land Revenue Windfalls Create A Political Resource Curse? Evidence from China. Journal of Development Economics, 123(2016): 86-106.

Selected Work in Progress

“Air Pollution and Agricultural Productivity: Evidence from China” (with Shiyu Bo and Cong Liu). 

“A Tale of Three Channels: Real Estate Shocks and Firm Investment in China (with Laura Xiaolei Liu, Wei Xiong and Li'an Zhou). 

Chinese Publications


李兵,岳云嵩,陈婷,2016。出口与企业自主技术创新:来自企业专利数据的经验研究,《世界经济》2016年12期。 Link

陈硕,陈婷,2014。增长约束下的环境治理:气体排放与公共健康,《经济研究》2014 年第 8 期。Link