Ruixue Jia is an associate professor of economics at the School of Global Policy and Strategy. Jia is interested in the interplay of economics, history and politics. One stream of her research focuses on understanding elite formation and elite influence, in both historical and modern contexts. A second focus of her work is the deep historical roots of economic development. More recently, she started following the ongoing transformation of the manufacturing sector in China and expanded her interest to labor and technology issues.
She is affiliated with the BREAD, CESifo, CIFAR and NBER, and is an associate editor for AEJ: Economic Policy, Economic Journal, Journal of Comparative Economics and Journal of Development Economics.
She currently teaches Government and Regulation, as well as the MCEPA Capstone.
For more information, please visit Ruixue Jia’s personal site.
Education and CV
Ph.D., Economics, Stockholm University, Sweden, 2013
M.A., Economics, Peking University, China, 2007
B.A., Economics, China Youth College for Political Sciences, China, 2004
Decoding the Hong Kong protests — and more
Jan. 20, 2020 | As Ruixue Jia returns from sabbatical, the political economist sheds light on economic development in China and the potential impacts of current protests in Hong Kong