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 development, household cost of living, real income inequality


Selected Work in Progress

  • E-Commerce Integration and Household Welfare: Evidence from Taobao's 100 Thousand Villages Project in China, with Victor Couture (UC Berkeley), Yizhen Gu (Renmin University) and Lizhi Liu (Stanford University)
  • 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 (Renmin University)
  • Research question: What are the economic consequences of the internet in China?


  • International Trade, PhD level, (Fall 2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Macro Development, PhD level, (Spring 2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Economic Development, Undergraduate level, (Spring 2016)

Seminar and Conference Organization