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Administrative Reform, Bureaucratic Access and Policy Influence: An Institutional Explanation of Trade Liberalization during China's Accession to the WTO

Nov 4, 2014 04:30PM
Audience: 
Open to the Public
Speaker(s): 
Xiaojun Li, Assistant Professor of the University of British Columbia and CWP Fellow

Xiaojun Li is an assistant professor in the department of political science and faculty associate in the Institute of Asian Research at the University of British Columbia. His research interests are in international and comparative political economy with a focus on China. His current book project examines the domestic sources of the wide variation in both statutory (de jure) and administered (de facto) protection across Chinese manufacturing industries during and after China's accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO). His research has appeared in Asian SurveyChinese Journal of International PoliticsForeign Policy Analysis as well as in edited volumes, and has received grants and awards from such organizations as the National Science Foundation, the American Political Science Association, the International Studies Association, the Association of Chinese Political Studies, the Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation, and the Chinese Ministry of Education. A native of Shanghai, China, Xiaojun holds a Ph.D. in political science from Stanford University, an M.A in political science and an M.S. in statistics from the University of Georgia, and a B.A. in English and international studies from China Foreign Affairs University in Beijing. He will be in residence at Harvard University.

This talk is sponsored by the Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program of the Woodrow Wilson School whose mission is to encourage research on China’s foreign relations and China within the international relations context.