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Liu, Derek

Postdoctoral Fellow, 2011-2012

2011-2012 Postdoctoral Fellow, USC US-China Institute
Shanghai University of Finance and Economics

  • "Central Control vs. Decentralization in Authoritarian Systems: Evidence from Local Social Policy in China" (UCSD)

Work in Progress:

  • "The Political Logic of Local Social Spending in China"
  • "The Lame Duck Status in Non-Democracies: The Mandatory Retirement Age and Politicians' Policy Preference in China"

Book Reviews:

  • Andrew C. Mertha, "China's Water Warriors: Citizen Action and Policy Change." Journal of East Asian Studies Peace Research 11, 1 (2011).

Selected Honors and Awards:

  • UCSD Dean of Social Sciences Travel Grant, 2011
  • UCSD Political Science Departmental Fellowship, 2010-2011
  • UCSD International Center Friends of the International Center Scholarship, 2009-2010
  • National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Grant (Award #: SES-0819122), 2008-2009
  • Social Science Research Council Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship, 2007-2008
  • UCSD Institute for International, Comparative, and Area Studies Travel Grant, 2007

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March 27, 2018 - 4:00pm
Los Angeles, California

Please join the U.S.-China Institute and PEN America for the West Coast launch of the PEN America report on social media in China, Forbidden Feeds. We will discuss the report and Chinese social media more generally. 

April 6, 2018 - 8:00am
Los Angeles, California

"Finding Solutions" will focus on the work of individuals, companies, and NGOs to address some of China’s pressing challenges. We hope you will join this important discussion on April 6.