• Ph.D., Public Policy, Harvard University, 2007-2012
    • Thesis title: “Gradualism in Coordination and Trust Building”
Bloomberg Professor of Economics         Aetna Professor of Public Policy and Corporate Management     
Department of Economics                        J. F. Kennedy School of Government       
Harvard University                                    Harvard University                  

Erzo F.P. Luttmer                                     Iris Bohnet
Professor of Economics                           Professor of Public Policy
Department of Economics                        J. F. Kennedy School of Government
Dartmouth College                                   Harvard University  

Nathaniel Ropes Professor of Political Economy
Department of Economics
Harvard University 

  • M.Phil., Economics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2005-2007
  • M.E., Information and Communication Engineering, Tsinghua University, 2002-2005
  • B.E., Communication Engineering, Zhongshan (Sun Yat-sen) University, 1998-2002


  • Sep 2015 -              Assistant Professor, Wangyanan Institute for Studies in Economics (WISE) and School of Economics, Xiamen University
  • 2012 - Aug 2015    Assistant Professor, Hanqing Advanced Institute of Economics and Finance,RUC 
  • 2008 - 2009            Research Assistant (part-time), for Prof Lily L. Tsai, MIT Political Science
  • 2008 Summer       Short Term Consultant, World Bank Group    
  • 2006 Summer       Research Assistant, for Prof Hongbin Li, CUHK

Research Fields

  • Public Economics, Experimental & Behavioral Economics, Labor Economics
  • Development Economics, Political Economy

Current Research

  • Pro-social behavior (public goods, cooperation, coordination, trust), team incentives 
  • Life Quality, Subjective well-being (e.g., happiness, life satisfaction, mental well-being, mental health) 
  • Social preferences (e.g., altruism, reciprocity, inequity/equity aversion, social status) 
  • Economic and political psychology/attitudes (e.g., inequality, fairness, redistribution), public opinion, media
  • Income distribution, inequality, charity and redistribution