Department of Economics

About the School

Academic Departments


Associate Professor, Department of Economics

Associate Director, Centre for Business Analytics and the Digital Economy

Research Interests

Political Economy, Economic History, Development Economics

  • Bo, S., Chen, T., & Liu, C. (in press). Trade shocks, industrial growth, and electrification in early 20th-century China. Journal of Comparative Economics, 50(3), 732-749.
  • Chen, T., Li, H., Kung, J., & Xie, J. (in press). Trading Favours through the Revolving Door: Evidence from China's Primary Land Market. Economic Journal.
  • Mattingly, D., & Chen, T. (in press). The Missionary Roots of Nationalism: Evidence from China. The Journal of Politics.
  • Chen, T., & Kung, J. (in press). War shocks, migration, and historical spatial development in China. Regional Science & Urban Economics, 103718.
  • Chen, T., & Hong, J. (2020). Rivals within: political factions, loyalty, and elite competition under authoritarianism. Political Science Research and Methods, 9(3), 1-16.
  • Chen, T., Kung, J. K., & Ma, C. (2020). Long Live Keju! The Persistent Effects of China's Civil Examination System. Economic Journal, 130(631), 2030-2064.
  • Chen, T., Gao, Z., He, J., Jiang, W., & Xiong, W. (2019). Daily Price Limits and Destructive Market Behavior. Journal of Econometrics, 208(1), 249-264.
  • Chen, T., & Kung, J. (2019). Busting the "Princelings": The Campaign Against Corruption in China's Primary Land Market. Quarterly Journal of Economics, 134(1), 185-226.
  • Chen, T., & Kung, J. K. (2016). Do Land Revenue Winfalls Create A Political Resource Curse? Evidence from China. Journal of Development Economics, 123, 86-106.
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