Jing Cai

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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
LSA: Social Sciences
Assitant Professor
Short bio: 

Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, Agricultural and Resource Economics, 2012

M.A. University of California, Berkeley, Statistics, 2009

M.S. Peking University, Finance, 2006

B.S. Beijing Normal University, Computer Science, 2004

Research summary: 

Her current research focuses on the role of social networks in information diffusion, adoption and impacts of new financial products in developing countries, impacts of tax incentives on firm behavior, and the effect of political connections on firm performance.

Recent publications: 

“Social Networks and the Decision to Insure”, with Alain de Janvry and Elisabeth Sadoulet, Forthcoming,

American Economic Journal: Applied Economics.

“Industrial Policy and Competition”, with Phillipe Aghion, Mathias Dewatripont, Luosha Du, Ann Harrison, and

Patrick Legros, Forthcoming, American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics.