University of California San Diego
Ruixue Jia is an Assistant Professor in the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at the University of California, San Diego. She received her Ph.D. from the Institute for International Economic Studies at Stockholm University.
Ruixue’s research revolves around two themes: (1) using organizational theory to understand the incentives of politicians and their impacts on growth, the environment and workplace safety; and (2) investigating the importance of historical events that have implications for current economic development. Along the theme of political incentives, she has studied what determines the selection of politicians in China and how the incentives of politicians affect pollution and coalmine accidents. Along the theme of economic history, she studied the long-run development paths of treaty ports. She has also looked at the impact of weather shocks on peasant revolts using historical data.
Articles by Ruixue Jia:
Who becomes a top politician in China?
20 August 2013, 11299 reads
Holmes, McGrattan, Prescott
Beck, De Haas, Ongena
- A tale of two depressions: What do the new data tell us? February 2010 updateEichengreen, O’Rourke