UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY

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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY
Dept. of Agricultural and Resource Economics
Placement service: Diana Lazo
[email protected]
Lei Cheng
[email protected]
http://are.berkeley.edu/candidate/Lei-Cheng
FIELDS OF CONCENTRATION:
PRIMARY: Applied Industrial Organization
Economics of Innovation
(415) 601-8719
SECONDARY: Applied Econometrics
Environmental Economics
DISSERTATION TITLE: Essays on Microeconomic Applications in Political Economy and Business Strategy
Expected Date of Completion:
May 2016
Dissertation Committee:
Brian D. Wright (Chair), Jeffrey Perloff, David Zilberman, and Lee Fleming
PRE-DOCTORAL STUDIES:
Peking University
Wuhan Institute of Science & Technology
DEGREE:
M.A.
B.A.
DATE:
2005 – 2008
2001 – 2005
FIELD:
Economics
Economics
FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS:
2011 – 2014 Nonresident Tuition Scholarship, University of California, Berkeley
2008
Second Prize Scholarship Sponsored by Shenzhen Development Bank, Peking University, China
2006 – 2007 First Class Integrated Excellence Scholarship, Peking University, China
PUBLICATIONS:
“Does the Expansion of Chinese State-owned Enterprises Affect the Innovative Behavior of Private Enterprises?”
with Zhen Lei in Asia-Pacific Journal of Accounting & Economics, 2015, 22(1): 24 – 54.
“Research on the Effects of the Expansion of the Income Gap on the Insufficiency of Consumption Demand in
China: A Theoretical Analysis and Empirical Test,” in Economic Science, 2011, (1): 11 – 24 (in Chinese).
“Research on Spillover Effects of FDI on the Technical Efficiency of China’s Industrial Enterprises: A Quantitative
Analysis of Chinese Industrial Firms from 2002 to 2006,” with Yeliang Xia in Journal of China Industrial
Economics, 2011, 268(7): 55 – 65 (in Chinese).
“Comparative Analysis of Progressive and Shock Therapy Reform,” with Shaorong Lee in Journal of Peking
University, 2009, 46(6): 60 – 67 (in Chinese).
WORKING PAPERS AND WORK IN PROGRESS:
“Estimating the Value of Political Connections in China: Evidence from Sudden Deaths of Politically Connected
Independent Directors” (Job Market Paper)
“Marketization and Political Connections” (Working paper)
“Income Effects of Social Networks: Evidence from Rural Migrant Workers in China” (Working paper)
“Why the Population Mortality Rate Fluctuates Procyclically: Evidence from China” (Working paper)
“Parental Political Capital and Children’s Labor Market Performance” (In progress)
“Innovation and Administrative Entry Barriers: An Explanation of the Inverse U-shaped Relationship between R&D
and Market Structure” (In progress)
RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:
Research Assistant at the University of California, Berkeley for Professor Brian Wright on the Chinese patent
system, 2011 – 2013.
Research Assistant at Peking University for Professor Yeliang Xia on firms’ innovative behavior, 2006 – 2008.
TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
Teaching Assistant for Professor Enrico Moretti in Introduction to Economics (undergraduate) at the University of
California, Berkeley. Spring 2014.
Teaching Assistant for Professor Raymond Hawkins in Macroeconomics (undergraduate) at the University of
California, Berkeley. Fall 2014.
Teaching Assistant for Professor Calanit Kamala in Microeconomics (undergraduate) at the University of
California, Berkeley. Spring 2015.
OTHER INFORMATION:
Affiliations: AEA, AAEA
Languages: English (fluent), Chinese (native)
Computer: Stata, R, Matlab
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