I am an assistant professor in the China Programme at S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU). Prior to RSIS, I served as a post-doctoral fellow at Schwarzman College, Tsinghua University. I received a Ph.D. in political science and international affairs from the Department of Political Science and School of Global Policy and Strategy (GPS, IR/PS) at the University of California San Diego and a master’s degree in East Asian Studies - China from Harvard University.
I study elite politics and comparative political economy, with a special focus on China. My research encompasses a wide range of topics associated with China's political system, such as collecting biographical and career data of political elites, predicting political outcomes by using a variety of machine learning techniques, measuring informal network connections between central and local leaders, and more.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me (Jong Lee) at jongleeus [at] gmail.com!