Works in Progress


"Capital Mobility and Taxation in Non-OECD Countries: Evidence from China." with Florian Hollenbach  (under review)


"The Political Calendar of Tax Break Policy: Firm-Level Evidence in China." with Hao Zhang (under review) SSRN link 

"How Institutions Bounce Back: Implementing Difficult Reforms in China's State Sector." (working paper)


Peer-Reviewed Publications 

Manipulating Globalization: The Influence of Bureaucrats on Business in China (Stanford University Press, 2018) (Link) (Chapter 1) (Contents and Chapter Abstracts

  • Reviewed in Choice, Perspectives on Politics, China Quarterly, Journal of East Asian Studies, Journal of Chinese Political Science, H-Net Review; mentioned in Axios, Washington Post; translated into Hungarian


 “Grounded Globalization: Foreign Capital and Local Bureaucrats in China’s Economic Transformation.” World Development 98 (2017): 381-399. 

  • The Washington Post

“Varieties of Global Capital and the Paradox of Local Upgrading in China,” Politics & Society 42, no.2 (2014): 223-252.

  • CNPolitics (Zhengjian)


“Playing the Market Reform Card: The Changing Patterns of Political Struggle in China’s Electric Power Sector,” The China Journal, no. 64 (2010) : 69-95.        


“Institutional Inertia, Adjustment, and Change: Japan as a Case of Coordinated Market Economy,” Review of International Political Economy 15, no. 3 (2008) : 460-479. 


“Preferences, Institutions and Politics: Re-Interrogating the Theoretical Lessons of Developmental Economies,” New Political Economy 13, no. 1 (2008) : 89-102.


Other Publications 

"How this Trade War Could Backfire — in China’s Favor." The Washington Post, June 25 (2018) (Link)

“More Centralized Control Threatens China's Economic Model." Axios, expert voices, January 23 (2018). (Link)

“Dongya yu lamei guojia gongyehua de lujing” (The Paths of Industrialization in East Asia and Latin America). Caijing Kexue (The Journal of Finance & Economics), no.1 (2003): 255-260 (In Chinese).

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