Assistant Professor, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Hong Kong
Bei Qin is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Hong Kong.
She obtained her Ph.D. in Economics from the Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES) at Stockholm University in 2013. She also holds a B.A. in Economics from Fudan University, and an M.A. in Economics from Fudan University and the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Bei’s main research interests are in development economics and political economy, especially in political connection and media bias topics.
Recent work by Bei Qin
Even in a highly controlled environment such as China, media bias is affected by competition and a trade-off between political and economic goals
Instead of censoring or banning social media, the Chinese government uses it to surveil protests, monitor local officials, and disseminate propaganda