Ph.D., Economics, University of Oklahoma, May 2012
Bachelor of Public Administration, Tianjin University of Finance & Economics, June 2007
Bachelor of Law, Tianjin University of Finance & Economics, June 2007
Investment-Promotion Policies and Employment by Foreign Firms in the US States
Committee: Cynthia L. Rogers (Chair), Xin Huang, Gregory Burge, Jennifer Graves, Guoqiang Shen
Public/regional/urban economics, international economics, applied econometrics, industrial organization
Specialization: Public/urban economics, international finance/trade, applied econometrics, industrial organization
Competency: Introductory and intermediate micro- and macroeconomics, statistics, mathematical economics, managerial economics, statistical/econometric software: STATA and SAS, Chinese economy
Principles of Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics, Introduction to Economics, Applied Econometrics Labs, Intermediate Microeconomic Theory, Chinese Economy, Contemporary Global Economy, Learning Chinese Through Crosstalk
“Employment by Foreign Firms in the US: Do State Incentives Matter?” (with Cynthia Rogers), Regional Science and Urban Economics 42(4): 664-680, 2012.
“Employment by Foreign-Owned Firms: Heterogeneous Response to Investment-Promotion Policies across US States”, under review, Journal of Urban Economics, 2012.
“Entry/Exit Behavior and Employment by Foreign Firms in the US: Sunk Costs, Agglomeration and Investment-Promotion Policies”, OU, working paper, 2012.
“Competing for Foreign Direct Investment by Local Governments in China: an Employment-Driven Perspective,” (with T. Wang and Q. Tang), Colgate University, working paper, 2012
“Attracting Foreign Direct Investment in the US States: Optimal Number and Location of State International Offices”
“Promoting Employment by Foreign Firms in the US: Benefits and Costs of State Investment-Promotion Strategies”
“University of Oklahoma's Chinese Crosstalk program embraces cultural nuances,” interviewed by Li Lin, The Oklahoman, July 25, 2012.
“Chinese Crosstalk at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History,” NEWSOK.COM, July 2012. http://newsok.com/university-of-oklahomas-chinese-crosstalk-program-embraces-cultural-nuances/article/3695165