Assistant Professor in Economics, Harvard University
David Y. Yang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Harvard University. David’s research focuses on political economy, behavioral and experimental economics, economic history, and cultural economics. In particular, David studies the forces of stability and forces of changes in authoritarian regimes, drawing lessons from historical and contemporary China. David received a B.A. in Statistics and B.S. in Business Administration from University of California at Berkeley, and PhD in Economics from Stanford.
Recent work by David Yang
While China’s bureaucracy and institutions allow large-scale policy experimentation, incentives in complex political environments can inhibit policy...
Fostering an environment in which citizens do not demand uncensored information is critical to effective internet censorship in China