Refereed Journals

(Forthcoming) "Policy Coalition Building in an Authoritarian Legislature:  Evidence from China’s National Assemblies (1983–2007)" (With Mingxing Liu and Feiyue Li) Comparative Political Studies. Online Appendix.


(Forthcoming) "The Sources of De Facto Power and Education Provision: Understanding Local Government Incentive in China" (with Mingxing Liu)  Publius: The Journal of Federalism. Online Appendix


(2018) "Does Performance Matter? Evaluating the Institution of Political Selection along the Chinese Administrative Ladder" (With Pierre Landry and Haiyan Duan). Comparative Political Studies, 51(8):1074–1105 . Online Appendix.


(2016) "Self-Centered Inequity Aversion and the Mass Politics of Taxation" (with Kenneth Scheve). Comparative Political Studies, 49 (14):1965-97. Online Appendix.


(2015) "Intergovernmental Transfers and Local Education Provision – Evaluating China’s 8-7 National Plan for Poverty Reduction" China Economics Review, 33: 200-211. Online Appendix.


(2014) "Show Me the Money: Interjurisdiction Political Competition and Fiscal Extraction in China" (With Pierre Landry). American Political Science Review, 108(3): 706-722. Online Appendix.


(2014) "Social Policy and Regime Legitimacy: The Effects of Education Reform in China" American Political Science Review, 108(2): 423-437. Online Appendix.


(2014) "Does Changing Economic Well-being Shape Opinion about Inequality in China?" Studies in Comparative International Development,49(3): 300-320.


(2013) "Equality of Education Opportunity and Attitudes toward Income Inequality: Evidence from China" Quarterly Journal of Political Science, 8(3): 271-303. Online Appendix.


(2012) "Inequity Aversion and the International Distribution of Trade Protection" (with Kenneth Scheve and Matthew J. Slaughter). American Journal of Political Science, 56(3): 638-654. Online Appendix. Replication Materials.


Refereed Book Chapter

(2016) “Ethical Challenges in Comparative Politics Experiments in China.” In Ethics and Experiments: Problems and Solutions for Social Scientists and Policy Professionals, ed. Scott Desposato. London: Routledge.


Book Review

(2012) Book review, A. B. Kipnis. Governing Educational Desire: Culture, Politics, and Schooling in China (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011), Comparative Political Studies, Vol. 45 No. 5 (May): 667-670.

(2017) Book review, R. Truex. Making autocracy work: representation and responsiveness in modern China. (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016), The China Quarterly, 232 (December): 1118-1119.


Working Papers Under Review

"Taxation and Preferences for Representation Revisited"  (With Didac Queralt and Jay C. Kao)


Work in Progress

"When do citizens want representation in exchange for taxation? An experimental study of property tax in urban China" (With Lily Tsai)  

"Local Governance and Political Support: Evidence from a List Experiment in China" (With Ding Li and Shuang Ma)