Chen Ting, James Kung, and Chicheng Ma, 2020. “Long Live Keju! The Persistent Effects of China's Imperial Examination System” (with James Kung and Chicheng Ma). The Economic Journal, forthcoming.  


Chen Ting and Jean Ji Yeon HONG, 2020. “The Enemies Within: Loyalty, Faction and Elite Competition under Authoritarianism” (with Jean Ji Yeon HONG). 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.

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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.


Working Papers

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

Imperialism's Original Sin: The Missionary Roots of Revolutionary Nationalism in China (with Dan Mattingly). Revise and Resubmit at The Journal of Politics

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

“The Origin and Consequences of the Commercial Revolution in Medieval China (with James Kung). 


The Impact of the Three Gorges Dam:Differentiated Adaptations of Rural Households to Local Climate Change” (with Chong Liu and Sen Ma).


Selected Work in Progress


“Trade Cost, Information Friction, and Technology Diffusion: Evidence from Early 20th Century China” (with Han Qi, and Jin Wang).

“Powering up China: Textile Industry and Electrification in Early Twentieth-Century China” (with Shiyu Bo and Cong Liu). 

“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




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