Yiqing Xu

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, UC San Diego

Yiqing Xu is an incoming assistant professor in political methodology at the UC San Diego Department of Political Science, effective July 2016. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in political science at the Massachusetts Institute for Technology. He is soon to defend a dissertation on the political methodology and positive political economy, with a special focus on development and institutions in authoritarian countries, especially China. His research topics cover causal inference with time-series cross-sectional data, formal and informal institutions, authoritarian governance and economic history.

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