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

  • I focus on political methodogy and comparative politics with a regional focus on China. [Google Scholar]

  • 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, and 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 obtained my M.A. in public policy from the University of Chicago, and B.A. in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Peking University. I was born and raised in Changsha, a city famous for spicy food (and entertainment industry now).

  • FYI. How to pronounce my name Junlong Zhou?