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Department of Government
University of Texas at Austin
Campus Mail Stop: A1800
Austin, TX 78712-1704


 

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Department of Government
University of Texas at Austin
158 W 21st ST., BAT 3.152
Austin, TX 78712

Tel:  (512) 232-7257
Fax: (512) 471-1061

Email: xiaobolu@austin.utexas.edu

© 2019 By Xiaobo Lü

​I am an associate professor at the Department of Government, the University of Texas at Austin. My research centers on distributive politics of fiscal policies in authoritarian regimes, with a focus on China. I am particularly interested in the politics of social spending and taxation and their consequences for state building. I have published in numerous leading academic journals, and I have been recognized for both research and teaching awards and grants.  I received Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale University in 2011.

(512) 232-7257

Department of Government

University of Texas at Austin

Campus Mail Stop: A1800

Austin, TX 78712-1704

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Xiaobo Lü

Associate Professor

 

Department of Government
University of Texas at Austin
I will be on leave during the 2019-2020 academic year.
 
During this period, I will be the W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellow and Edward Teller National Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University,
WORK IN PROGRESS
 

Expected Return for Taxation: Do Elites Differ from Nonelites? (with Didac Queralt and Jay C. Kao)

Do “Responsive Officials” or “Sanctioning Officials” Enhance Tax Compliance? Experimental Evidence from China (with Lily Tsai, Minh Trinh, and Ping Zhang)

The Unintended Consequences of Tax Reduction: Rethinking the Role of Taxation in State Capacity (with Mingxing Liu and Linke Hou)

 

 

​The End of (Economic) Performance Legitimacy in China? (with Ding Li and Shuang Ma)

PUBLICATIONS
 

Refereed Journals

(Forthcoming) "Policy Coalition Building in an Authoritarian Legislature:  Evidence from China’s National Assemblies (1983–2007)" (with Mingxing Liu and Feiyue Li) Comparative Political Studies.

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(2019) “The Sources of De Facto Power and Education Provision: Understanding Local Government Incentive in China” (with Mingxing Liu) Publius: The Journal of Federalism, 49 (2): 325-51.

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(2018) “Does Performance Matter? Evaluating the Institution of Political Selection along the Chinese Administrative Ladder” (with Pierre Landry and Haiyan Duan) Comparative Political Studies, 51(8): 1074 – 1105.

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(2016) “Self-Centered Inequity Aversion and the Mass Politics of Taxation” (with Kenneth Scheve) Comparative Political Studies, 49 (14): 1965-97.

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(2015) “Intergovernmental Transfers and Local Education Provision – Evaluating China’s 8-7 National Plan for Poverty Reduction” China Economics Review, 33: 200-211.

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(2014) “Show Me the Money: Interjurisdiction Political Competition and Fiscal Extraction in China” (with Pierre Landry) American Political Science Review, 108(3): 706-722.

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(2014) “Social Policy and Regime Legitimacy: The Effects of Education Reform in China” American Political Science Review, 108(2): 423-437.

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(2014) “Does Changing Economic Well-being Shape Opinion about Inequality in China?” Studies in Comparative International Development, 49(3): 300-320.

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(2013) “Equality of Educational Opportunity and Attitudes toward Income Inequality: Evidence from China” Quarterly Journal of Political Science, 8(3): 271-303.

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(2012) “Inequity Aversion and the International Distribution of Trade Protection” (with Kenneth Scheve and Matthew J. Slaughter). American Journal of Political Science, 56(3): 638-654.​

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Refereed Book Chapter

(2015) “China: Ethical Challenges in Comparative Politics Experiments.” In Ethics and Experiments: Problems and Solutions for Social Scientists and Policy Professionals, ed. Scott Desposato. London: Routledge.

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Book Review

(Forthcoming) Book Review, Daniel Koss. Where the Party Rules: The Rank and File of China’s Communist State. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018), The China Journal.

 

(2017) Book review, Rory Truex. Making autocracy work: representation and responsiveness in modern China. (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016), The China Quarterly, 232 (December): 1118-1119.

 

(2012) Book review, Andrew B. Kipnis. Governing Educational Desire: Culture, Politics, and Schooling in China (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011), Comparative Political Studies, 45(5): 667-670.

TEACHING
 
 

University of Texas at Austin

Graduate-Level

Comparative Political Economy

 

Undergraduate-Level

Politics in China

State Building in China and Taiwan

Chinese Politics & Society in Films & Documentaries

Politics of Development Policies

Institutions and Comparative Political & Economic Development

 

Texas A&M University

Graduate-Level

Political Consequences of Development

Politics of Development Policies

Quantitative Methods I

Quantitative Methods II