XU XU

Comparative Politics
Methodology
Political Economy

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This coming academic year, I will be a post-doctoral research fellow at Stanford University working on research projects related to the media and politics in China under the direction of Jennifer Pan and Yiqing Xu.

My substantive research and teaching interests focus on the politics of information and political repression in autocracies. While I have published on authoritarian regimes from a comparative perspective, I have expertise in Chinese Politics. Methodologically, I am interested in experiments, causal inference, and game theory. In my dissertation, I combine various causal inference methods, formal models, fieldwork, archival research, and two in-the-field survey experiments to explore how digital surveillance shapes repression, redistribution, and civic participation in China. My work has been published, or will soon appear, in journals including the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, and the Journal of Comparative Economics.