Assistant Professor of Economics

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Curriculum Vitae
Faculty Profile

Mailing Address:
University of California Berkeley
Department of Economics
530 Evans Hall #3880
Berkeley, CA 94720

Office Location:
697A Evans Hall

Research Interests

  • Globalization and economic development, household cost of living, real income inequality


Working Papers

Selected Work in Progress

  • E-Commerce Integration and Economic Development: Evidence from Taobao's 100 Thousand Villages Project, with Victor Couture (UC Berkeley), Yizhen Gu (Jinan University) and Lizhi Liu (Stanford University)

  • In the field, Link to AEA RCT Pre-Registry

    Research question: What are the implications of e-commerce integration for household welfare in China?

  • The Gains from Online Integration: Evidence from County-Level Panel Data in China, with Victor Couture (UC Berkeley) and Yizhen Gu (Jinan University)

  • Research question: What are the local and aggregate economic implications of the internet in China?

  • Cleaning Up the Supply Chain: Evidence from Multinational Sourcing in the Congo, with Benjamin Krause (UC Berkeley) and Raul Sanchez de la Sierra (UC Berkeley)

  • Baseline data collection completed

    Research question: What are the local economic implications of 'responsible sourcing' policies?

Courses Taught

  • International Trade, PhD level, (Fall 2013-2016)

  • Macro Development, PhD level, (Spring 2014-2017)

  • Economic Development, Undergraduate level, (Spring 2016-2017)

Seminar and Conference Organization