Recent Research Highlights
Citizen Participation and the Environment
This study shows that citizen participation is a powerful tool to make local regulators accountable and can significantly improve China's environmental quality.
Influence Activities and Bureaucratic Performance
This study shows that reducing influence activities (subordinates "buttering up" their supervisors) can significantly improve the job performance.
Energy Saving May Kill People
Japan shut down its nuclear power after the Fukushima accident. We show that the energy saving measures following the electricity shortage killed thousands of people.
Use Technology to Address the P-A Problem
This study shows that better monitoring and surveillance technology can reduce moral hazards and improve the quality of environmental data in China.