I am an Associate Professor (pre-tenure) at Saïd Business School at Oxford University.
My research explores the social impact of multinational business, with a focus on how multinationals engage with labor-intensive manufacturers in the developing world. This work examines private initiatives to regulate labor standards in the supply chains of global consumer brands such as Nike and HP. It sits at the intersection of the disciplines of multinational management, industrial relations, and political economy.
My second area of research is contemporary Chinese politics and public policy. I study China's institutions of government responsiveness and accountability, focusing on how citizens exploit these institutions and what prompts unelected officials to respond to citizen demands.
My research has appeared or will appear soon in the journals Management Science, Regulation & Governance, Comparative Political Studies, and the Quarterly Journal of Political Science.
I have worked and conducted research in China—primarily Guangzhou, Changsha, and Beijing—for over five years, including fellowships through the U.S. Fulbright Program and the Yale-China Association. I am also an investigator with The Governance Project, led by Francis Fukuyama at Stanford University's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law.
I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Before joining Oxford, I was a postdoctoral fellow in Strategic Management at the University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management. I am also an Associate Member of the University of Oxford Department of Politics and International Relations.