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


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

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


“Reaping Corruption Gains through the Revolving Door” (with James Kung, Li Han, and Jiaxin Xie). Submitted

Imperialism's Original Sin: The Missionary Roots of Revolutionary Nationalism in China (with Dan Mattingly). Submitted

“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).


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

Work in Progress

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

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


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