Assistant Professor, University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy
Shaoda Wang is an Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. He is an applied economist with research interests in development economics, environmental economics, and political economy. His main research agenda aims at understanding the political economy of public policy, with a regional focus on China. He holds a BA from Peking University, and a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to joining Harris, he was a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Economics and Energy Policy Institute (EPIC) at the University of Chicago.
Recent work by Shaoda Wang
Social media provides a powerful mechanism for citizens to make their voices heard, which spurs improvements in how governments regulate pollution
Leveraging high-powered political incentives for pollution control could distort the decentralised enforcement of environmental regulation
While China’s bureaucracy and institutions allow large-scale policy experimentation, incentives in complex political environments can inhibit policy...
Uncertainty in the identity of an evaluator discourages evaluator-specific influence activities and significantly improves state employees’...