"High-Value Work and the Rise of Women: The Cotton Revolution and Gender Equality in China", 2020
Revise and Resubmit, Review of Economic Studies
Media Coverage: INET, Dissenter, Faculti, Aeon, Economics Detective, BBC Radio 4
Selected Presentations: Chicago Booth, LSE, Northwestern, NYU Stern, Toulouse IAST, Barcelona GSE, BREAD/CEPR/STICERD/TCD Conference on Development Economics, EHA, EHS, ASSA
"Autocratic Rule and Social Capital: Evidence from Imperial China", 2021
Media Coverage: VoxDev, ChinaEconTalk, Penn's Exchange, Lipton Matthews,
Quantitative History Blog, Washington Post
Selected Presentations: Yale, Chicago Harris, Bonn, NBER Organizational Economics, NBER Summer Institute, Barcelona GSE, Life & Legacy of Douglass North, Oxford-Warwick-LSE Workshop in Economic History, Cliometric Society
"The Short- and Long-Run Effects of Affirmative Action: Evidence from Imperial China", 2023, with B. Zhang
Selected Presentations: UCL, Oxford, Notre Dame, POLECONUK (Video), BSE Summer Forum, STEG Workshop: Political Economy and Public Investment, EHA, EHS, WEHC, ASSA 2017/2022
"Violence and Missing Women in China", 2020, with T. Sng and S. Zhong
Selected Work in Progress
Women and Asylums
Selected Presentations: LSE, Warwick, King's College London, St Andrews, Universidad Carlos III, HU Berlin, EHS, SSHA
"Folklore", with S. Michalopoulos
Quarterly Journal of Economics, November 2021, 136 (4), 1993–2046.
Editor's Choice Slides Data Appendix
Media Coverage: Broadstreet, GrowthChat, Policy Implications, Barron's,
EnDevEcon, Boston Globe, Development Impact, LSE Economic History
Selected Presentations: Toulouse, Pompeu Fabra, Nottingham, LEAP, WEHC 2018
"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