Working Papers

The Rise of the Chinese Communist Party” (with James Kung).

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“Railways, Telegraph and Technology Adoption: The Introduction of American Cotton in Early 20th Century China” (with Han Qi at SZU, and Jin Wang at HKUST
).
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Commercial Revolution in Medieval China (with James Kung). 
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“Environmental Change, Water Scarcity, and Farmers' Differentiated Adaptations: Evidence from the Three Gorges Dam” (with Chong Liu at PKU and Sen Ma at IESR, JINAN).
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“Subsidizing High-Rises for Growth or Vanity? An Empirical Assessment of Chinese Skyscrapers” (with Zhiyang, Chen, Yatang, Lin, and Jin Wang at HKUST).
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“Delineating China’s Metropolitan Areas Using Commuting Flow Data” (with Yizhen Gu at HSBC, PKU, and Ben Zou at Michigan State).
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“How COVID-19 Affects Democracy Discourses in China: Evidence from Weibo and Zhihu” (with Jean Hong and  Hanying Wei at HKUST).
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Selected Work in Progress

“Folksong and Revolution”.

“Censorship and Scholarship: Evidence from the Emperor's Four Treasuries Campaign in the 18th Century China” (with Chicheng Ma at HKU).

“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).