Jing Qian

Jing Qian

Postgraduate Research Associate, Department of Politics, Princeton University

443A Robertson Hall
The Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08544

Email: jingq@princeton.edu


Welcome! My name is Jing Qian, and I am currently a Lecturer and Postgraduate Research Associate in the Department of Politics at Princeton University, where I defended my dissertation in May 2023. I am also affiliated with the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance.

I explore the domestic and international politics of international taxation, with a focus on why — for decades — governments have been reluctant and unable to curb tax avoidance. More broadly, I study the politics of public finance, as well as transparency and replicability in quantitative research. My dissertation is supported by the Princeton University Multi-Center Graduate Student Dissertation Grant.

Some of my work has been published in International Organization and Public Administration.

Before coming to Princeton, I received a B.A. in international politics and an M.A. in international public policy from Fudan University, Shanghai, China.

I will join New York University, Shanghai as an Assistant Professor of Political Science in Fall 2024.

You can find a copy of my CV here. (Last updated: April 2024)

Research Interests

Political economy of international taxation, multinational corporations, foreign direct investment, foreign aid, multilateral development banks, quantitative methods.

Peer-reviewed Publications

Qian, Jing, James Raymond Vreeland, and Jianzhi Zhao. 2023. The Impact of China's AIIB on the World Bank. International Organization. 77(1), pp. 217-237.

Qian, Jing, Jiahuan Lu, and Jianzhi Zhao. 2022. A replication of "Exploring and explaining contracting out: Patterns among the American states". Public Administration. 100(4), pp. 1161-1182.

Current Projects

Treaty Shopping, Race to the Bottom, and Treaty Cascades (manuscript)

Flexibility in International Institutional Design: The Case of the OECD MLI

Domestic Institution and Multinational Profit-Shifting

Enumerators as Treatment Versions: Enumerator-Induced Treatment Heterogeneity and its Consequences (with Brandon de la Cuesta and Simon Hoellerbauer)

In-Group Punishment in International Relations (with James Raymond Vreeland and Jianzhi Zhao)