Zhenhuan (Reed) Lei

I am a Ph.D. candidate of political science in the Department of Politics at New York University. I study positive political economy and comparative politics with a regional focus on China. My earlier or current research projects focus on state-business relations, public finance, political career incentives, government responsiveness and accountability, authoritarian control, and Chinese political economy.

I received M.A. in Economics and M.P.A. from University of Southern California and B.A. in English and Economics from China Foreign Affairs University. I am the co-founder and currently the coordinator of Quantitative China Studies Seminar, an annual workshop of Chinese political economy at New York University.


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