• Zhenhuan Lei and Junlong Zhou. 2020. “Private Returns to Public Investment: Political Career Incentives and Infrastructure Investment in China.” The Journal of Politics (Forthcoming in January 2022). [SSRN][Gated]
  • 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 Papers

  • “The Political Resource Blessing or Curse? Patronage Networks, Infrastructure Investment, and the Varieties of Economic Development Strategies in China.” [SSRN]
  • “The Limits of a Centralized Bureaucracy: Evidence from the Stock Market in China,” with Yishuang Li (NYU). [SSRN]