Publications

 

 

Comparative Historical Development​

“Of Maize and Men: the Effect of a New World Crop on Population and Economic Growth in China.” (with Shuo Chen). Journal of Economic Growth. 21(1): 71-99 (March 2016).  

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“Diffusing Knowledge While Spreading God's Message: Protestantism and Economic Prosperity in China, 1840-1920.” (with Ying Bai).  Journal of the European Economic Association. 13(4): 669-698 (August 2015).

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“Can Cultural Norms Reduce Conflicts? Confucianism and Peasant Rebellions in Qing China” (with Chicheng Ma). Journal of Development Economics. 111: 132–49 (November 2014). 

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“Climate Shocks and Sino-nomadic Conflict” (with Ying Bai). Review of Economics and statistics. 93(3): 970–98 (2011).

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“Genetic Distance and Income Difference: Evidence from Changes in China’s Cross Straights Relations” (with Ying Bai). Economic Letters. 110(3): 255-258 (2011). 

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Political Economy

“Busting the 'Princelings': The Campaign against Corruption in China's Primary Land Market” (with Ting Chen). Forthcoming, The Quarterly Journal of Economics. 

 

“Do Land Revenue Windfalls Create A Political Resource Curse? Evidence from China“ (with Ting Chen). Journal of Development Economics. 123 (2016): 86-106.

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“Friends with Benefits: How Political Connections Help Sustain Private Enterprise Growth in China”  (with Chicheng Ma). Economica. 85.337 (2018): 41-74.

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“Fiscal Incentives and Policy Choices of Local Governments: Evidence from China." (with Li Han). Journal of Development Economics. 116: 89-104 (2015).

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“The Emperor Strikes Back: Political Status, Career Incentives, and Grain Procurement during China’s Great Leap Famine”. Political Science Research and Methods. 2(2): 179-211 (2014).

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“From Industrialization to Urbanization: The Social Consequences of Changing Fiscal Incentives on Local Governments’ Behavior” (with Chenggang Xu and Feizhou Zhou). In David Kennedy and Joseph E. Stiglitz (eds), Law and Economics with Chinese Characteristics: Institutions for Promoting Development in the Twenty-First Century. New York: Oxford University Press (2013). 

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“The Tragedy of the Nomenklatura: Career Incentives and Political Radicalism during China’s Great Leap Famine” (with Shuo Chen) American Political Science Review.  105(1): 27–45 (2011). 

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“The Causes of China’s Great Leap Famine, 1959-1961” (with Justin Yifu Lin), Economic Development and Cultural Change. Vol. 52 (1): 51-73, (2003). 

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“Famine: East Asia“ in OXFORD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE MODERN WORLD, editor-in-chief, Peter Stearns (George Mason University). New York: Oxford University Press (2007). 

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Economic History

“The Shaping of an Institutional Choice: Weather Shocks, The Great Leap Famine, and Agricultural Decollectivization in China” (with Ying Bai). Explorations in Economic History 54: 1-26 (2014). 

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“Autarky and the Rise and Fall of Piracy in Ming China“ (with Chicheng Ma). The Journal of Economic History.  74(2): 509-34 (2014).

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“Inequality of Land Tenure and Revolutionary Outcome: An Economic Analysis of China’s Land Reform of 1946-1952.” (with Xiaogang Wu and Yuxiao Wu). Explorations in Economic History. 49(4): 482-497 (2012). 

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“Commercialization as Exogenous Shocks: The Effect of the Soybean Trade and Migration in Manchurian Villages, 1895-1934” (with Nan Li).“ Explorations in Economic History. 48 (2011): 568–589 (2011). 

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“Chinese Farmer Rationality and Economic Outcomes in the Lower Yangzi in the 1930s” (with Yiufai Lee and Nansheng Bai). In Ramon Myers and Billy So (eds), China’s Productive Market Economy and Liturgical State: Institutional Change and Continuity, 1842-1937. Berkeley: University of California Press (2011). 

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“Human Capital, Migration, and ‘Vent’ for Surplus Rural Labor in 1930s’ China: The Case of the Lower Yangzi” (with Nansheng Bai and Yiu-fai Lee), (February 2011), Economic History Review. 64 (1) :117–41 (2011).

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“Women’s Contributions to the Household Economy in Pre-1949 China: Evidence from the Lower Yangzi Region” (with Yiu-fai Lee), Modern China 36(2): 210-238 (2010). 

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Rural Institutions and Development

"How Much Expropriation Hazard is Too Much? The Effect of Land Reallocation on Organic Fertilizer Usage in Rural China” (with Ying Bai and Yang Zhao). Land Economics90(3): 434-57 (2014).

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“Induced Institutional Change or Transaction Costs? The Economic Logic of Land Reallocations in Chinese Agriculture” (with Ying Bai), Journal of Development Studies. 3: 1–19 (March 2011).

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 “Rural Cadres and Governance in China: Incentive, Institution and Accountability” (with Yongshun Cai and Xiulin Sun), The China Journal. 62(July, 2009): 61-77.

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“The Political Economy of Land Reform in China’s Newly Liberated Areas: New Evidence from Wuxi County”, The China Quarterly. No. 195: 675-690 (2008). 

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“The Decline of Township-and-Village Enterprises in China’s Economic Transition” (with Yi-min Lin), World Development. 35 (4): 569-584 (2007). 

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“Do Secure Land Use Rights Reduce Fertility? The Case of Meitan County in China”, Land Economics. 82 (1): 36-55 (2006). 

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“Choice of Land Tenure in China: The Case of a County with Quasi-private Property Rights”, Economic Development and Cultural Change. 50 (4): 793-817, (July) 2002. 

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 “Off-farm Labor Markets and the Emergence of Land Rental Markets in Rural China”, Journal of Comparative Economics. 30 (2): 395-414, (2002). 

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“So What if there is Income Inequality: The Distributive consequence of Non-farm Employment in Rural China?“, (with Yiu-fai Lee), Economic Development and Cultural Change. 50 (1): 19-46 (2001). 

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 “Property Rights and Fertilizing Practices in Rural China: Evidence from Northern Jiangsu” (with Yongshun Cai), Modern China. 26 (3): 276-308 (2000). 

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 “Common Property Rights and Land Reallocations in Rural China: Evidence from a Village Survey”, World Development. 28 (4): 701-719, (April 2000). 

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 “The Evolution of Property Rights in Village Enterprises: The Case of Wuxi County.” In Jean C. Oi and Andrew G. Walder (Eds), Property Rights and Economic Reform in China. Stanford: Stanford University Press (1999). 

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 “China’s Collectivization Puzzle: A New Resolution” (with Louis Putterman), Journal of Development Studies. 33: 741-763, (August 1997). 

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 “Farmers’ Preferences Regarding Ownership and Land Tenure in Post-Mao China: Unexpected Evidence from Eight Counties” (with Shouying Liu), The China Journal. No. 38: 33-64 (July) 1997. Also appeared in Chinese in Zhongguo Nongcun Guancha (Rural China’s Observer), No. 2: 18-25 (1998). 

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“Equal Entitlement versus Tenure Security under a Regime of Collective Property Rights: Peasants' Preference for Institutions in Post-Reform Chinese Agriculture”, Journal of Comparative Economics. 21 (2): 82-111, (August 1995).

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“Egalitarianism, Subsistence Provision, and Work Incentives in China's Agricultural Teams”, World Development. 22 (2): 175-188, (February 1994). 

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“Transaction Costs and Peasants' Choice of Institutions: Did the Right to Exit Really Solve the Free Rider Problem in Chinese Collective Agriculture?” Journal of Comparative Economics. Vol. 17 (2): 485-503, (June 1993). 

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“Organizational Response to Monitoring and Sharing Problems: The Choice of Remuneration System in Chinese Collective Agriculture”, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, Vol. 149 (3): 579-590, (September 1993).

 

  

 

 

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