Syracuse University
Professor, Economics

Maxwell Professor of Teaching Excellence
Melvin A. Eggers Economics Faculty Scholar
Peterson Institute for International Economics Nonresident Senior Fellow


Ph.D., University of Michigan


International trade and investment, China''s trade and sustainable development

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“Foreign Direct Investment in China’s High-Technology Industries,” (with Zixuan Huang).  China and the World Economy, forthcoming.


“State Enterprise Reform in China: Grasp or Release?” (with Yang Liang) in Wei-Chiao Huang and Huizhong Zhou (eds.), The Impact of China’s Rise on the Pacific and the World , W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, Kalamazoo, MI, 2018, pp 83-105.


 “Intellectual Returnees as Drivers of Indigenous Innovation: Evidence from the Chinese Photovoltaic Industry,” (with Siping Luo and David C. Popp). The World Economy, 40(11):2424–2454, 2017.  Earlier version available as NBER Working Paper #19518.


“Import Competition from and Offshoring to Low-Income Countries: Implications for Employment and Wages at US Domestic Manufacturers,” (with Fariha Kamal), Journal of Asian Economics, 48: 100-119, 2017.


“The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Perspectives from China,” (with Dimitar Gueorguiev), in Jagdish N. Bhagwati, Pravin Krishna, and Arvind Panagariya (eds.), The World Trade System , The MIT Press, 2016. 


“A View through the Trade Window: North Korean Exports as an Indicator of Economic Capabilities,” (with Ran Jing), The World Economy, 38(1): 1-20, 2015.


Research Interests

International Trade and Investment
China''s Trade and Sustainable Development 

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