I received my Ph.D. degree in Economics at the University of California, Irvine in 2014, and have obtained my M.A. degree in Economics at the same institution in 2011. Before coming to Irvine, I received my M.P.I.A. degree in International Relation and Pacific Studies at the University of California, San Diego and my B.A. degree while majoring in both Political Science and Economics at National Taiwan University.
My areas of specialization include public economics, political economy, applied microeconomics, and experimental economics. I'm particularly interested in applying and generalizing econometric methods to analyze political phenomenon, and finding the association between economic behavior and political institution. During my studies in UCI, I have completed five research papers. One of them is forthcoming in Public Finance Review, and two of them are currently under review. My job market paper is a case study on China that discusses politicians’ fiscal incentives for budget allocations in the absence of democratic elections.
I have been a teaching assistant at the UCI for consecutive 13 quarters, and I am familiar with the following undergraduate courses:Probability and Statistics for Economics I,II; Principles of Microeconomics; Principles of Macroeconomics; Intermediate Economics, II, III; Applied Econometrics, I, II, and Global Economy.