As a scholar, I focus on political methodogy and comparative politics with a regional focus on China.
Methodologically, I focus on the treatment effect heterogeneity and latent heterogeneity in observational studies and experiemental studies. I try to develop and apply statistical method to understand the heterogeneity in field, and see how much external validity we can get. I have done work on heterogeneous treatment effect estimation using machine learning model.
Substantively, I focus on political economy of policy making/implementation. I want to understand how political factors affect policy making and implementation, a nd how politic-bussiness relation evolves. My previous research projects are related to infrastructure investment in China and local environmental regulation in China.
FYI. How to pronounce my name Junlong Zhou?