I am a PhD student at The London School of Economics and Political Science, with an interest in Urban/Transportation and Development Economics. I primarily focus on three strands of researches: digital economy, rapid transit system and institutions. My study on digital economy explores the economic impact of the increasingly significant role of online retailing. By tracking hourly released traffic congestion and air quality data, I investigated the impact of e-commerce on traffic congestion and air pollution. The second strand focuses on the impact of the rapid transit system on cities. I drew insight from a period when Chinese cities invested heavily on infrastructure to inform longer-term policy decisions around labor market, city infrastructure, and environmental sustainability. The last strand of my research traces the disparity in the spatial structure of cities back to the role of different institutions in cities’ early stage. In a joint project on African cities, I studied how the spatial compactness of cities is affected by differential institutions persisting from the colonial period and its implications for public good provision.
London School of Economics
Zhongnan University of Economics and Law
Job Market Paper
with J. Vernon Henderson and Neeraj G. Baruah
with Steve Gibbons and Cheng Keat Tang
commissioned by Canal & River Trust of the UK
Workshop material download here