Shiyu Bo (薄诗雨)


I am an Associate 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.





"Military Investment and the Rise of Industrial Clusters: Evidence from China’s Self-strengthening Movement" [link], with Cong Liu and Yan Zhou, Journal of Development Economics, 2023.

"Trade Shocks, Industrial Growth, and Electrification in Early Twentieth-Century China" [link], with Ting Chen and Cong Liu, Journal of Comparative Economics, 2022.

"Intergovernmental Communication under Decentralization" [link], with Liuchun Deng, Yufeng Sun and Boqun Wang, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2021.
Finalist for the Masahiko Aoki Best Paper Award

"Political Hierarchy and Urban Primacy: Evidence from China" [link], with Chao Cheng,  Journal of Comparative Economics, 2021.

"Environmental Regulations, Political Incentives and Local Economic Activities: Evidence from China" [link], Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 2021.

"Centralization and Regional Development: Evidence from a Political Hierarchy Reform to Create Cities in China" [link], Journal of Urban Economics, 2020.

"Media Attention and Choices of Major: Evidence from Anti-Doctor Violence" [link], with Joy Chen, Yan Song and Sen Zhou, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2020 (lead article).
Also available at GLO Discussion Paper Series #284, Global Labor Organization
Media: 凤凰网[link]; 澎湃[link]; 网易数读[link]

"Flattening of Government Hierarchies and Misuse of Public Funds: Evidence from Audit Programs in China" [link], with Yiping Wu and Lingna Zhong, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2020.
Media: 澎湃[link]

"Admission Mechanisms and Mismatches between Colleges and Students: Evidence from a Large Administrative Dataset in China" [link], with Jing Liu, Ji-liang Shiu, Yan Song and Sen Zhou,  Economics of Education Review, 2019.
Media: 财经网[link]

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

"从“中国人必须走”到“中国病毒”——美国社会对华态度的历史根源" [link], with Cong Liu and Bin Xie, 经济学(季刊), 2023.

"电力扩张对工业发展影响的因果评估:来自近代中国的证据", with Ting Chen and Cong Liu, accepted by 经济学(季刊)

Working Papers (available upon request)

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

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

"Extreme Weather, Electricity Outage and Corruption", with Shuting Zhang and Hongjia Zhu 

"Moving to Opportunity for Polluting: Intra-City Evidence from China’s Land Market", with Fan Zhang and Hongjia Zhu 

"Urban Electricity Expansion Powers Rural Farms:  Evidence from China's First Electric Irrigation Program", with Xiaomeng Cui and Cong Liu