Yue Hou, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Political Science

My substantive research interests include authoritarian institutions, business-state relations, the political economy of development, and ethnic politics, with a regional focus on China. Methodologically, I explore innovative ways to obtain data on authoritarian governance and to improve accuracy and efficiency of survey-based measures. My book project examines strategies Chinese private entrepreneurs use to protect property from expropriation.

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