"High-Value Work and the Rise of Women: The Cotton Revolution and Gender Equality in China", 2020
Revise and Resubmit, Review of Economic Studies
"Autocratic Rule and Social Capital: Evidence from Imperial China", 2021
Quantitative History Blog, Washington Post
"The Short- and Long-Run Effects of Affirmative Action: Evidence from Imperial China", 2021, with B. Zhang
Draft Available Upon Request
"Violence and Missing Women in China", 2020, with T. Sng and S. Zhong
Work in Progress
Women and Asylums
Extreme Poverty and a Culture of Violence
"Folklore", with S. Michalopoulos
Quarterly Journal of Economics, November 2021, 136 (4), 1993–2046.
Editor's Choice Slides Data Appendix
EnDevEcon, Boston Globe, Development Impact, LSE Economic History
"Friends from Afar: The Taiping Rebellion, Cultural Proximity and Primary Schooling in the Lower Yangzi,1850-1949", with Y. Hao
Explorations in Economic History, 63 (2017): 44-69. Slides
Book Reviews & Book Chapters
"Folklore". In: Kurtz, L.R. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, and Conflict, vol. 4. Academic Press, 2022.
Book Review for "M. Tanimoto and R. B. Wong, Public Goods Provision in the Early Modern Economy: Comparative Perspectives from Japan, China, and Europe"
Economic History Review, 73 (2020): 335-336.
Older Working Papers
"Raising Dragon", 2014, with J. V. C. Nye
Media Coverage: Freakonomics