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Assistant Professor of Economics, New York University (AD), Social Science Division, September 2020 --
Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow (Year Zero), New York University (AD), September 2019 -- August 2020
Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University, Department of Economics & Center for Economic History, September 2017 -- August 2019
Visiting Fellow, Toulouse School of Economics, Institute for Advanced Study, March 2018 -- April 2018
Visiting Scholar, Brown University, Department of Economics, January 2017 -- August 2017
Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA),
2015 -- 2017 (Mentor: Paola Giuliano)
PhD in Economics, George Mason University, 2015
MA in Finance, Claremont McKennna College, 2010
BA in International Economics, Fudan University, 2009
Referee -- Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of the European Economic Association, Economic Journal, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Journal of Economic Growth, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Human Resources, European Economic Review, Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal of Population Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Economic Inquiry, Cambridge Journal of Economics; Economics and Politics, Journal of Peace Research; Palgrave Macmillan.
[Economic History] Journal of Economic History, Economic History Review, Explorations in Economic History, Economic History of Developing Regions, European Review of Economic History, Australian Economic History Review.
Chicago Booth (scheduled); Bonn (October 2020); Stellenbosch University (LEAP, July 2020); Asian Global Institute (January 2020); George Mason University (March 2019); University of Nottingham (February 2019); Northwestern (November 2018); Universitat Pompeu Fabra (April 2018); New Economic School (March 2018); Toulouse IAST (March 2018).
"High-Value Work and the Rise of Women"
Amherst College (Asian Languages and Civilizations, April 2019); Stockholm School of Economics (SITE, February 2019); Trinity College (December 2018); Université Catholique de Louvain (June 2018); University of Copenhagen (March 2018); NYU Stern (October 2017); Northwestern (April 2017); Brown (February 2017); Toulouse IAST (November 2016); University of Arizona (October 2016); Chapman University (October 2016); University of New South Wales (September 2016); Monash University (August 2016); University of Bologna (May 2016); University of California at Davis (March 2016).
"Autocratic Rule and Social Capital"
Chicago Harris (February 2019); New York University, Abu Dhabi (February 2019); CKGSB (January 2019); UC San Diego (November 2018); Higher School of Economics (March 2018); University of California at Irvine (June 2017); Williams College (March 2017); Brown (February 2017); Bonn (November 2016); Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (September 2016); NUS Business School (August 2016); UCLA Anderson Brown Bag (May 2016); UCLA Economic History Proseminar (April 2016).
"Women and Asylums"
Warwick (scheduled); Queen Mary (scheduled).
"Extreme Poverty and a Culture of Violence"
Peking University (scheduled); AGI (scheduled); NYUAD Social Science Seminar (scheduled); Northwestern Economic History lunch (June 2018).
2021 Economic History Society Annual Meeting (scheduled); ``Sex Ratios and Missing Girls in History" Online Seminar (scheduled).
2020 BREAD/CEPR/STICERD/TCD Conference on Development Economics.
2019 NBER Organizational Economics Meeting, NYU QCSS-3, IZA/SOLE Transatlantic Meeting for Labor Economists, WPSA Mini-Conference on Autocratic Politics, ASREC.
2018 Barcelona GSE Summer Forum - V Calvó-Armengol International Prize Workshop, Barcelona GSE Summer Forum -Towards Sustained Economic Growth, Northwestern "Narrow Corridor" Book Conference, Deep-Rooted Factors in Comparative Development Conference (Brown), Northwestern's Economic History of Religion Conference (discussant), Life & Legacy of Douglass North Conference, EHA (presenter; discussant), Cliometric Society, North American Meeting of the Econometric
Society, World Economic History Conference(2), Asian Historical Economics Conference.
2017 NBER Political Economy Meeting, NBER Summer Institute - Income Distribution and Macroeconomics, ASSA(3), NEUDC, All-UC Economic History Conference, WEAI-Clio, ASREC.
2016 NBER Summer Institute - Development of the American Economy, PacDev, EHA, All-UC Economic History Conference, IOEA (Corsica), HEDG Mini-Conference, ASREC.
2015 NBER Chinese Economy Meeting (discussant), NEUDC, All-UC Economic History Conference, ASREC, SSHA, World Economic History Conference, IRES Graduate Student Workshop.
2014 "Deep Causes of Economic Development" Conference (Utrecht), EHA, Washington Area Development Economics Symposium, Economic History Society, International Society for New Institutional Economics, Southern Economic Association, Hong Kong Economic Association.