Welcome! I am a Ph.D. student in the Department of Government at Harvard University researching international relations and Chinese foreign policy. My dissertation explores trade policies in Chinese history to shed light on the domestic sources of non-democratic foreign economic policies.

In addition, I am fortunate to work with excellent colleagues on a variety of other topics. These include tracking China's foreign economic, diplomatic and military activities, as well as creating new sources of observational and experimental data in international political economy.  


Recent Writing

China's Foreign Aid Beyond the Headlines. Fairbank Center Blog, February 13, 2018. 

China's Overseas Development Programs: Busting `Rogue Donor' Myths. GlobalDev Blog, February 8, 2018, with Bradley C. Parks, Michael J. Tierney, Axel Dreher and Andreas Fuchs. 

Aid, China and Growth: Evidence from a New Global Development Finance Dataset. Working paper, with Bradley C. Parks, Michael J. Tierney, Axel Dreher and Andreas Fuchs. 

Online Volunteer Laboratories for Social Science Research. Working paper, with Ryan D. Enos and Mark Hill. 

Foreign Aid and the Status Quo: Evidence from Pre-Marshall Plan Aid. Working paper, with Daniel Markovits and Dustin H. Tingley. 

Apples and Dragon Fruits: The Determinants of Aid and Other Forms of State Financing from China to Africa. International Studies Quarterly (2018), with Axel Dreher, Andreas Fuchs, Bradley C. Parks and Michael J. Tierney. 

Tracking Under-Reported Financial Flows: China’s Development Finance and the Aid-Conflict Nexus Revisited. Journal of Conflict Resolution 61.5 (2017): 935-963, with Axel Dreher, Andreas Fuchs, Bradley C. Parks and Michael J. Tierney (lead article).