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Academic Employment

Assistant Professor of Economic History, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), October 2021--

New York University - Abu DhabiAssistant Professor of Economics, September 2019 -- August 2022 (Year Zero, 2019 - 2020; On leave, 2021 - 2022)

Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University, Department of Economics and Center for Economic History, September 2017 -- August 2019 (Supervisor: Joel Mokyr)

Academic Affiliations
      Research Affiliate, Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), 2024 –
      Research Affiliate, Center for Economics, Policy and History (CEPH), 2023 –


Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), September 2015 -- December 2017 

          Concentration: Economic History and Economic Development

          Mentor: Paola Giuliano     

PhD in Economics, George Mason University, 2015 
MA in Finance, Claremont McKennna College, 2010
BA in Economics, Fudan University (minor in Legal Studies), 2009

Fields of Interest

Economic History, Political Economy, Cultural Economics, Development Economics

Professional Activities

Referee -- American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, American Economic Review: Insights, Cambridge Journal of Economics, China Economic Review, Economic Inquiry, Economic Journal, Economica, European Economic Review, Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Economic Growth, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Political Economy Microeconomics, Journal of Population Economics, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of the European Economic Association, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Review of Economics and Statistics; Australian Economic History Review, Business History, Economic History of Developing Regions, Economic History Review, European Review of Economic History, Explorations in Economic History, Journal of Economic History, Research in Economic History, Social Science History; Science; Economics and Politics, Journal of Peace Research; Cambridge University Press, Palgrave Macmillan, Princeton University Press; Israel Science Foundation, Swiss National Science Foundation.

Invited Seminars

2025   (scheduled) University of Bristol, Queen's University Belfast, Utrecht, THEMA - ESSEC. 

2024   University of Glasgow, LSE, University of Auckland, Helsinki GSE, University of Sussex, PKU INSE. 

2023   LSE Public Policy, Universidad Carlos III, Notre Dame, St Andrews, Cardiff University, University of Manchester, Duke Kunshan, Trinity College Dublin, Reichman University, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Penn, Fudan University, Aix-Marseille School of Economics.

2022   LSE Asia Economic History Seminar, University of Warwick, King's College London, Queen Mary, Chicago Booth, Oxford, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, University of Western Australia, Boston University, ISER Macro/Trade Workshop, International Macro History Online Seminar.

2021   LSE (Job Talk), Swansea, Brown Growth Breakfast, Northwestern Economic History Lunch, Yale, University College London (SSEES), Peking University, Korea University, C-BID, JEES, POLECONUK Webinar.

2020   Bonn, University of Hong Kong, LEAP Webinar. 

2019   Stockholm School of Economics, Nottingham, NYU Abu Dhabi, CKGSB, George Mason, Amherst.

          Job Market Seminars: Chicago Harris, NYU Abu Dhabi, CKGSB.

2018   Toulouse IAST, Higher School of Economics, New Economic School, University of Copenhagen, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Université Catholique de Louvain, Trinity College, Northwestern, UC San Diego.

2017   Brown, Williams College, Northwestern, UC Irvine, NYU Stern.

2016   UC Davis, UCLA Economic History Proseminar, UCLA Anderson Brown Bag, Bologna, NUS Business School, HKUST, Monash, UNSW Sydney, University of Arizona, Chapman University, Toulouse IAST, Bonn.

Workshops & Sessions Organized

2024   Co-organizer, Workshop on Institutions and Political Economy in Historical Perspective, LSE. Link
2024   Organizer, Session ``Culture and Narratives,'' EHS. 
2023   Co-organizer, LSE Chinese Economic and Social History Workshop, LSE. 
2022   Co-organizer, Session ``The Infrastructure of Power in East Asian Empires," WEHC Paris. 
2022   Organizer, Workshop ``History, Culture and Popular Beliefs," LSE.
2021   Organizer,  Session ``Gender Norms in a Historical Perspective,'' EHS. 

Courses Taught

London School of Economics: 

     Chinese Economic History: Culture, Institutions and Economic Growth. 2021, 2022, 2023

     Quantitative Analysis in Economic History II. 2023

     Economic Growth, Development, and Capitalism in Historical Perspective. 2023

NYU Abu Dhabi:

     Global Economic, Political and Social Development Since 1500. Spring 2020, Fall 2021, Spring 2021

Northwestern University:

     Topics in Economic History: Economic History of China. Fall 2017, Fall 2018

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