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Yiqing Xu

Yiqing Xu is an assistant professor of political science at UC San Diego. He works in political methodology and positive political economy, with a special focus on development and institutions in China. He received a PhD in political science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2016), an MA in economics from Peking University (2010) and a BA in economics (2007) from Fudan University. He conducted pre-doctoral research at Stanford University (2014–2015). His work has appeared, or will soon appear, in American Political Science ReviewAmerican Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Political Analysis, Political Science Research and Methods, among other peer reviewed journals.

  • Political methodology
  • Comparative politics
  • Positive political economy

Hainmueller, Jens, Jonathan Mummolo, and Yiqing Xu. n.d. "How Much Should We Trust Estimates from Multiplicative Interaction Models? Simple Tools to Improve Empirical Practice." Political Analysis, 1–30.

Xu, Yiqing, and Jennifer Pan. 2018. "China’s Ideological Spectrum." Journal of Politics 80 (1): 254–73.

Xu, Yiqing, and Lily L. Tsai. 2018. "Outspoken Insiders: Political Connections and Citizen Participation in Authoritarian China?" Political Behavior 40 (3): 629–57.

Xu, Yiqing, and Erik H. Wang. 2018. "Awakening Leviathan: the Effect of Democracy on State Capacity, 1960–2009." Research and Politics 5 (2): 1–7.