Ph.D., Public Policy, Harvard University, 2007-2012

Thesis title: “Gradualism in Coordination and Trust Building”

Dissertation Committee:
Raj Chetty (main advisor)                         Brigitte Madrian (main advisor)
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                                    

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


2012-                     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

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