Shiyu Bo (薄诗雨)


I am an Assistant Professor of Economics at IESR, Jinan University. I hold a PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics. I mainly work in Development Economics, Political Economy and Urban Economics, with a focus on the context of China.




Research Papers (available upon request)

"Centralization and Regional Development: Evidence from a Political Hierarchy Reform to Create Cities in China", R&R at Journal of Urban Economics

"Environmental Regulations, Political Incentives and Local Economic Activities: Evidence from China", under review

"Decentralization and Local Capture: Evidence from Audit Programs in China", with Yiping Wu and Lingna Zhong, under review

"On Intergovernmental Communication: A Tale of Two Decentralization Reforms", with Liuchun Deng, Yufeng Sun and Boqun Wang, submitted

"Air Pollution and Agricultural Productivity: Evidence from China", with Ting Chen and Cong Liu

"Natural Disasters and Human Capital: Evidence from the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake ", with Sen Zhou and Hongjia Zhu

"Media Attention and Choices of Major: Evidence from Anti-Doctor Violence"[PDF], with Joy Chen, Yan Song and Sen Zhou, submitted

Also available at GLO Discussion Paper Series 284, Global Labor Organization [link]Media coverage: 凤凰网[link]; 澎湃新闻[link]; 网易数读[link]

"Admission Mechanisms and Mismatches between Colleges and Students: Evidence from a Large Administrative Dataset in China" [PDF], with Jing Liu, Ji-liang Shiu, Yan Song and Sen Zhou, accepted by Economics of Education Review

"Son Preference, Children's Gender and Parents' Time Allocation: Evidence from China" [link], Applied Economics, 2018

Work in Progress

"Elite Power Structure and Economic Growth in China", with Yiping Wu and Leo Yang