My research interest is investigating information transmission and political decision-making, particularly about media reporting strategies in both autocracies and democracies, from approaches including game theory and quantitative methods.


Media with Reputational Concerns: Yes Men or Watchdogs? (Presented at EPSA 2016, MPSA 2017 and APSA 2017, forthcoming in Political Science Research and Methods)

Working papers (Manuscripts available upon request)

Tell Me the Truth? Dictatorship and the Commitment to Media Freedom (with Hans H. Tung and Wen-Chin Wu; presented at MPSA 2018 and APSA 2018; under review)

Tradable Reputation and Media Selection (Presented at MPSA 2018 and the 4th Economics of Media Bias Workshop)

Power-Sharing and Media Freedom under Dictatorships (with Hans H. Tung and Wen-Chin Wu; presented at APSA 2018 and MPSA 2019; under review)

A Quality-based Explanation for the Incumbency Curse (with Selina Hofstetter)

Nationalism and Party Vote Choice in the New Democracy: The Case of Taiwan (with Fang-Yu Chen and Yuan Hsiao; presented at NATSA 2017; winner of S.C. Lee Best Paper Award, Michigan State University)

Work in progress

Leaders and Their Specialized Associates: Information Problem in Small Group Decision-Making

Quality of Media and Electoral Competition (with Myunghoon Kang)

Vague Red Line and Self-censorship: Theory and Experiment (with Rebecca B. Morton, Hans H. Tung and Wen-Chin Wu)

Manipulating Economic News in Authoritarian Regime: A Quasi-experiment (with Wei-Hao Huang and Hsuan-Yu Lin)

Whodunit and Whydunit:? Analyzing Taiwanese Legislators' Roll-Call Voting Behavior (with Wei-Hao Huang)