Zhenhuan (Reed) Lei

I am an assistant professor at Department of Political Science and La Follette School of Public Affairs at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Using tools from statistical methods and game theory, my research primarily focuses on how bureaucracy, party, congress, court, business association, local governments, and other formal institutions work in authoritarian settings with a regional focus on China.

I was born in Chengdu, China. I received the B.A. in English Language and Literature and the Bachelor of Economics in International Economics and Trade (2014) from China Foreign Affairs University; the M.P.A. and the M.A. in Economics (2016) from the University of Southern California; and the Ph.D. in Political Science (2020) from New York University.