• Zhenhuan Lei and Jeffrey B. Nugent. 2018. “Coordinating China’s Economic Growth Strategy via Its Government-Controlled Association for Private Firms.” Journal of Comparative Economics, 46: 1273-1293.[SSRN] [Gated]

Working Paper/In Progress

  • “Public Finance, Public Goods Provision, and Government Responsiveness: Evidence from Rural China.” [SSRN]
  • “Political Factional Ties and Meritocratic Bureaucracy: Evidence from China,” with Yishuang Li (NYU).
  • “Political Career Incentives and Infrastructure Investment: Evidence from China,” with Junlong Zhou (NYU). [Paper]
  • “Beyond a Springboard into Politics: Why and How the State-Run Business Association Matters for Private Enterprises in China,” with Jeff Nugent (USC).
  • “Divided Leadership and Government Performance: Evidence from China.”