General : International Trade, Development Economics, Political Economy.
My recent research topics revolve around the networks of trade and the impact of media on trade.
Google Scholar page of my research.
"Blame the Foreigners? Exports and Sulfur Dioxide Emissions in China". [link]
"The Impact of Media on Trade: Evidence from the 2008 China Milk Contamination Scandal" (with Tuan Luong and C. Matthew Shi). [link].
"Import Competition and the Rise of Populism" (with D. McGowan).
"Risk Perceptions and Risk Management Approaches of Chinese Overseas Investors: An Empirical Investigation'' (with Subhan Ullah, Peter Stokes, and Wen Xiao), Research in International Business and Finance, 2019, 47, 470-486. [link]
"Quantity Restrictions and Price Adjustment of Chinese Textile Exports to the US" (with Daniel Bernhofen and Richard Upward), The World Economy, 2018, 41(11), 2983-3000. [link]
"Does the US EXIM Bank Really Promote US Exports?" (with Natasha Agarwal), The World Economy, 2018, 41(5), 1378-1414. [link]
"Aid for Trade and the Quality of Exports" (with Meina Xu), Applied Economics Letters, 2018, 25(10), 668-673. [link]
"Who Gets Caught for Corruption When Corruption is Pervasive? Evidence from China's Anti-Bribery Blacklist" (with Liming Zhou and Zhangfeng Jin), Applied Economics Letters, 2017, 24(4), 258-263. [link]
"Volatility and Diversification of Exports: Firm-Level Theory and Evidence" (with Gonzague Vannoorenberghe and Zhihong Yu), European Economic Review, 2016, 8, 216-247. [link]
"Quota Restrictions and Intra-Firm Reallocations: Evidence from Chinese Exports to the US" (with Richard Upward),
Economics Letters, 2016, 144, 71-74. [link]
"From One to Many Central Plans: Drug Advertising Inspections and Intra-National Protectionism in China" (with Markus Eberhardt and Zhihong Yu), Journal of Comparative Economics, 2016, 44(3),608-622. [link] [Online Appendix]. See also CSAE Newsletter (Oxford) for a summary of an earlier version of this research.
"The Rise and Fall of (Chinese) African Apparel Exports" (with Lorenzo Rotunno and Pierre-Louis Vézina), Journal of Development Economics, 2013, 105, 152-163. [link]. See also Vox column article, Financial Times and Daily Maverick coverage.
"Weighing China's Export Basket: The Domestic Content and Technology Intensity of Chinese Exports" (with Richard Upward and Jinghai Zheng), Journal of Comparative Economics, 2013, 41(2), 527-543. [link]
Some data I created for this research (downloadable for use with proper citation):
3-digit Chinese GB/T industry codes consistent before and after 2003;
CPI, output deflators, investment deflators, and intermediate inputs deflators;
Concordance of Chinese GB/T industry codes (4-digits, 2002 version) and HS codes (8-digits, 2002 version).
"Trading Partners, Traded Products, and Firm Performances of China’s Exporter–Importers: Does Processing Trade Make a Difference?" (with Zhihong Yu), The World Economy, 2012, 35(12), 1795-1824. [link]
Selected work in progress:
"The Hidden Gains of Tariff Evasion" (with B. Heid and A. Riano)
"Crash Risk" (X. Liu and M. Tian)
Publications in refereed journals in Chinese