“Strategic Authoritarianism: The Political Cycles and Selectivity of China's Tax Break Policy,” Research Workshop in Political Economy, Department of Government, Harvard University, 2021

“Gaming the System: The Political Calendar and Selectivity of China's Tax Break Policy,” Center for Asian Legal Studies Speaker Series, University of British Columbia, 2021.

“Getting China Right: China in the World” Conference, Duke University (co-organized by Harvard University, MIT, Stanford University, and University of Michigan), 2019.

“The Political Incentives of Strategic Taxation in China: Evidence from Cities and Firms," Virtual Workshop on Authoritarian Regimes, 2019.

“Manipulating Globalization,” The Rhodes Center for International Economics and Finance and the China Initiative, Watson Institute, Brown University, 2019.

“Bureaucrats, Businesses, and the Manipulation of Capitalism in China,” Center for Chinese Studies, University of Michigan, 2018.

“Manipulating Globalization,” Center for the Study of Contemporary China, University of Pennsylvania, 2018.

“Manipulating Globalization: The Influence of Bureaucrats on Business in China,” Faculty Research Forum and the Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies, Johns Hopkins SAIS, 2018.

Discussant, “Reform and Opening: 40 Years and Counting,” Center for the Study of Contemporary China, University of Pennsylvania, 2018.

“The Local Politics behind China’s Industrial Policies,” School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, 2015.

Discussant, "China Environmental Governance" Workshop, Watson Institute, Brown University, 2015.

“Political Origins of Economic Policy Implementation in China,” Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, 2014.

“Bureaucrats, Businesses, and Domestic Innovation in China,” McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, University of Massachusetts Boston, 2014.

“Bureaucrats, Businesses and Policy Implementation,” China Social Science Workshop, Stanford University, 2014.

 “Globalization, Bureaucrats and Local Industrial Upgrading in China,” 21 Century China Speaker Series, University of California - San Diego, 2014.

“The Local Basis of Central Institutional Change: Foreign Capital and Bureaucratic Manipulation of Economic Policies in China,” New Faces in China Studies, Department of Political Science, Duke University, 2013 (supported by the Tianjian Shi Memorial Fund and Mellon Foundation).

 “Made in China: Global Production System and Local Innovation,” Social Science Research Council (SSRC) IDRF Workshop, Savannah, 2012.