Zhenhuan (Reed) Lei

I will join University of Wisconsin-Madison as an assistant professor at Department of Political Science and La Follette School of Public Affairs in August 2020. My research primarily focuses on public investment in infrastructure, political centralization, and formal institutions in autocracies using tools from statistical methods and game theory.

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.