Working Papers

“Reaping Corruption Gains through the Revolving Door” (with James Kung at HKU, Li Han at HKUST, and Jiaxin Xie at IESR, JINAN). Conditionally accepted by The Economic Journal
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“Powering China: Trade Shocks and Electrification in the Early Twentieth Century” (with Shiyu Bo and Cong Liu at IESR, JINAN). Accepted by The Journal of Comparative Economics 

The Rise of Communism in China” (with James Kung).
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“Commercial Revolution in Medieval China: Origin and Consequences (with James Kung). 
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The Impact of the Three Gorges Dam: Differentiated Adaptations of Rural Households to Local Climate Change” (with Chong Liu at PKU and Sen Ma at IESR, JINAN).
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“Railways, Telegraph and Technology Adoption: Evidence from the American Cotton Adoption in Early 20th Century China” (with Han Qi at SZU, and Jin Wang at HKUST).
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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).