Publication

  • Zhenhuan Lei and Junlong Zhou. 2020. “Private Returns to Public Investment: Political Career Incentives and Infrastructure Investment in China.” Forthcoming at the Journal of Politics. [SSRN]
  • 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

  • Political Patronage, Infrastructure, and Economic Growth: Evidence from China. [SSRN]
  • “The Limits of a Centralized Bureaucracy: Evidence from the Stock Market in China,” with Yishuang Li (NYU). [SSRN]
  • “One-Party State” with Zhaotian Luo (UChicago) and Adam Przeworski (NYU)
  • “The Rule of Law through Centralization: Evidence from a Judicial Reform in China” with Yishuang Li (NYU)