Welcome! I am a first-year PhD student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). I held a Master's degree in International Economics and China Studies from Johns Hopkins SAIS, a Master's degree in International Politics from Tsinghua University, and a Bachelor's degree in International Political Economy (IPE) from Renmin University of China. My research interests lie in International Political Economy of Emerging Powers (especially China), Emerging Market Firms, State-Business Relations, and Political Methodology. I am particularly intrigued by the domestic political underpinnings and the possible political implications of China's overseas economic activities, including trade, investment, and contracting. I am eager to apply both qualitative and quantitative methods to my research, from comparative case studies to natural experimental designs.
At SAIS, I served as a research assistant to Professor Ling Chen and David Steinberg and a teaching assistant to Professor Bilal Zia (Applied Econometrics). Prior to these positions, I have worked with Professor Deborah Brautigam, Heiwai Tang, Xun Pang, and Kejin Zhao.
My curriculum vitae is attached below.