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Research Interests

Chinese Economy, International Trade, Economic Development

Research Profile

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  1. Migrants and Firms: Evidence from China” (2022) with Clement Imbert, Marlon Seror and Yanos Zylberberg, American Economic Review, 112(6), 1885-1914. 

  2. Recent Productivity Trends in China: Evidence from Macro- and Firm-Level Data” (2022) with Loren Brandt, John Litwock, Elitza Mikva, Luhang Wang and Luan Zhao, China: An International Journal, 20(1), 93-113.

  3. Moving ‘Umbrella’: Bureaucratic Transfers and the Comovement of Interregional Investment in China” (2021) with Xiangyu Shi, Tianyang Xi and Xiaobo Zhang, Journal of Development Economics, 153, 102717.

  4. Do Multinationals Transfer Culture? Evidence on Female Employment in China” (2021) with Heiwai Tang, Journal of International Economics, 133, 103518.

  5. How Do Households Adjust to Tariff Liberalization: Evidence from China’s WTO Accession” (2021) with Mi Dai and Wei Huang, Journal of Development Economics, 150, 102628.

  6. Persistent Effects of Initial Labor Market Conditions: The Case of China’s Tariff Liberalization after WTO Accession” (2020) with Mi Dai and Wei Huang, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 178, 566-581.

  7. The Impacts of Import Tariff Reduction on Income Growth and Distribution in Urban China” (2020) with Mi Dai, in Chin Hee Hahn, Dionisius Narjoko, Ha Thi Thanh Doan and Shujiro Urata (ed.) The Effects of Globalisation on Firm and Labour Performance, Routledge.

  8. WTO Accession and Performance of Chinese Manufacturing Firms” (2017) with Loren Brandt, Johannes Van Biesebroeck and Luhang Wang, American Economic Review, 107(9), 2784-2820.

  9. A Fire Sale without Fire: An Explanation of Labor Intensive FDI in China” (2016) with Yasheng Huang, Yue Ma and Zhi Yang, Journal of Comparative Economics, 44, 884-901.

  10. Factor Intensity, Product Switching and Productivity: Evidence from Chinese Exporters” (2014) with Yue Ma and Heiwai Tang, Journal of International Economics, 92(2), 349-362.

  11. Challenges of Working with the Chinese NBS Firm-Level Data” (2014) with Loren Brandt and Johannes Van Biesebroeck, China Economic Review, 30, 339-352.

  12. Exchange Rates and the Margins of Trade: Evidence from Chinese Exporters” (2012) with Heiwai Tang, CESifo Economic Studies, 58(4), 671-702.

  13. Complex Goods’ Exports and Institutions: Empirics at the Firm Level” (2012) with Baozhi Qu and Yue Ma, Review of International Economics, 20(4), 841-853.

  14. Creative Accounting or Creative Destruction? Firm-level Productivity Growth in Chinese Manufacturing” (2012) with Loren Brandt and Johannes Van Biesebroeck, Journal of Development Economics, 97(2), 339-351.

  15. Effect of Income Distribution on the Environmental Kuznets Curve” (2011) with Baozhi Qu, Pacific Economic Review, 16(3), 349-370.

  16. Judicial Quality, Contract Intensity and Trade: Firm Level Evidence from Developing and Transition Countries” (2010) with Baozhi Qu and Yue Ma, Journal of Comparative Economics, 38(2), 146-159.

  17. Do Chinese Domestic Firms Benefit from FDI Inflow? Evidence of Horizontal and Vertical Spillovers” (2009) with Ping Lin and Zhuomin Liu, China Economic Review, 20(4), 677-691.

  18. Productivity Growth and Convergence across China's Industrial Economy” (2008) with Gary Jefferson and Thomas Rawski, Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies, 6(2), 120-141.

  19. “Local Government and Private Sector Development in China” (2006) in Shuming Bao, Shuanglin Lin and Changwen Zhao (ed.), Chinese Economy after WTO Accession, UK: Ashgate Publishing Ltd.

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