Hi! I am an MPhil/DPhil student in Economics with research interests lie between Development Economics, Political Economy and Economic History.
My primary research interest is the historical role of the state in economic and political development, especially in examining the effects of state-led infrastructure projects and other large-scale social engineering programs. My current research focuses on whether social minorities received equal benefits from these projects and whether (potential) uneven development of this kind triggered social conflicts. I am also interested in the practice of state/nation-building and its consequences from a historical perspective.
Prior to joining Nuffield, I read Financial Economics at Peking University. I grew up in Dezhou, a lovely small city located in the middle of the North China Plain.
How to pronounce my name: roughly "Ching-Yu".