Yiqing Xu | Research


"Informal Institutions, Collective Action, and Public Goods Expenditure in Rural China" (with Yang Yao). American Political Science Review, forthcoming. Abstract, PDF

"ebalance: A Stata Package for Entropy Balancing" (with Jens Hainmueller). Journal of Statistical Software (August, 2013, Vol. 54, Iss. 7. Abstract, PDF, Software&Data, Replication Script

Working Papers

Political Methodology:

"Generalized Synthetic Control Method for Causal Inference with Time-Series Cross-Sectional Data" (in revision) Abstract, Award, PDF

"The Policy Effects of the Partisan Composition of State Government" (with Devin Caughey and Chris Warshaw). PDF

Comparative Politics:

"Making Democracy Work: Culture, Social Capital and Elections in China" (with Gerard Padro-i-Miquel, Nancy Qian and Yang Yao). NBER Working Paper. Under Review. Abstract, PDF

"On Deliberative Authoritarian Governance" (with Jidong Chen). In revision. Abstract, PDF

"Information Manipulation and Reforms in Authoritarianism" (with Jidong Chen). Revision and resubmission. Abstract, PDF

"Sources of Authoritarian Responsiveness: A Field Experiment in China" (with Jidong Chen and Jennifer Pan). Revision and resubmission. Abstract, PDF

"Outspoken Insiders: Who Complains About the Government in Authoritarian China?" (with Lily L. Tsai). Under review. Abstract, PDF

Work in Progress

"The Grand Canal, Communism, and Modern Economic Performance: A Study on the Persistence of Economic Activity in China, 1000-2012 A.D." (with Nancy Qian)

"The Emergence of Chinese Urban System: Courier Routes and Population Divergence, 1500-2010" (with Ming Lu).

"Does Intra-Party Democracy Ever Exist in China?" (with Yasheng Huang)