2018. Chinese edition of How China Escaped the Poverty Trap. Chinese University of Hong Kong Press & Sanlian Press

2016. How China Escaped the Poverty Trap. Cornell University Press, Cornell Studies in Political Economy.


2018. “Domestic Flying Geese: Industrial Transfer and Delayed Policy Diffusion in China.” The China Quarterly. | pdf

2017.  “Beyond Weber: Conceptualizing an Alternative Ideal-Type of Bureaucracy in Developing Contexts.” Regulation & Governance, Vol 11 (3), pp. 282-298. | pdf

2016.  “Co-optation & Clientelism: Nested Distributive Politics in China’s Single-Party Dictatorship,” Studies in Comparative International Development, Vol 51(3), pp. 235-256. | pdf

2014. “Authoritarian Restraints on Online Activism Revisited: Why ‘I-Paid-A-Bribe’ Worked in India but Failed in China,” Comparative Politics, Vol 47 (1), pp. 21-40 | pdf

2014. “Perverse Complementarity: Political Connections and the Use of Courts Among Private Firms in China” (with Nan JIA), The Journal of Politics, Vol 76 (2), pp. 318-332 | pdf

2012. “Counting Cadres: A Comparative View of the Size of China’s Public Employment,” The China Quarterly, Volume 211, 676-696 | pdf | 中文

2009. “Centralizing Treasury Management in China: The Rationale of the Central Reformers,” Public Administration & Development, Vol 29(4): 263-73

2005. “When Peasants Sue En Masse: Large Scale Collective Administrative Litigation in Rural China,” China: An International Journal, Vol 3(1): 24-49


2018. “Directed Improvisation in Administrative Financing.” In Zouping Revisited:  Adaptive Governance in a Chinese County, edited by Jean Oi and Steve Goldstein. Stanford University Press. | pdf

2017. “Do Weberian Bureaucracies Lead to Markets or Vice Versa? A Coevolutionary Approach to Development,” In States in the Developing World, edited by Atul Kohli, Deborah Yashar & Miguel Centeno. Cambridge University Press. | pdf


2018. “Autocracy with Chinese Characteristics: Beijing’s Behind-the-Scenes Reforms,” Foreign Affairs, May/June issue (on Is Democracy Dying?) | pdf

2018. “The Real China Model: It’s Not What You Think It is,” Foreign Affairs, June 29. | link

2018. “Going Local 2.0: How to Reform Development Agencies to Make Localized Aid More than Talk.” Stanford Social Innovation Review | Link