About Me

  • I am a Ph.D. student in the Department of Politics at New York University.
    [Curriculum Vitae]

  • 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.

  • Prior to entering NYU, I received my M.A. in public policy from the University of Chicago, and B.A. in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Peking University.

  • FYI. How to pronounce my name Junlong Zhou?