The Tsinghua University – University of Chicago Joint Research Center for Economics and Finance is pleased to announce its award of seven new research grants. The goal of these awards is to support frontier academic research that provides new understanding and insights on the Chinese economy broadly and on important issues in Chinese economic policy.

Grants are intended to support a number of research activities, including but not limited to the purchase of data, hiring of research assistants, and travel. Preference was given to teams whose primary findings will become available within 24 months.

The Joint Center previously funded 10 new research proposals in 2020, which should be finalized in 2022.

The 2021 research grant recipients are listed below, along with the research the grant will be supporting.

New Grants for the Study of the Chinese Economy

Research: Government Responsiveness, State Policies, and Resource Allocation

  • Bo Li, Tsinghua University
  • Shaoda Wang, University of Chicago

Research: Interbank Market Structure and the Effectiveness of Monetary Policy

  • Zhiguo He, University of Chicago
  • Qing Liu, Tsinghua University
  • Wenlan Luo, Tsinghua University
  • Quentin Vandeweyer, University of Chicago

Research: Open Justice and Judicial Quality: Evidence from Courtroom Livestreaming in China

  • Yi Lu, Tsinghua University
  • Wenwei Peng, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Shaoda Wang, University of Chicago

Research: Return to Human Capital in the Digital Economy: Education, Experience, Occupation and Digital Skills

  • Wei Chi, Tsinghua University
  • Constantine Yannelis, University of Chicago

Research: The Pass-Through of Credit Expansions to Consumption: Evidence from China

  • Jing Ding, Tsinghua University
  • Lei Jiang, Tsinghua University
  • Lucy Msall, University of Chicago
  • Matthew Notowidigdo, University of Chicago

Research: The Political Economy of Administrative Litigation Jurisdiction System Reform in China

  • Jongyoon Baik, University of Chicago
  • Zhangkai Huang, Tsinghua University
  • Tianguang Meng, Tsinghua University
  • Dali Yang, University of Chicago
  • Siyao Zheng, Tsinghua University

Research: When Trust Cannot be Trusted: The Judicial Outcome of China’s Trust Products

  • Zhiguo He, University of Chicago
  • Chun Liu, Tsinghua University
  • Wei Wei, University of Chicago