Welcome! My name is Jing Qian, and I am a 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 am on the 2023-24 academic job market.
You can find a copy of my CV here. (Last updated: August 22, 2023)
Political economy of international taxation, multinational corporations, foreign direct investment, foreign aid, multilateral development banks, quantitative methods.
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.
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