Authoritarian State Building and Talent Attraction: Evidence from China's Civil Servant Fever

We propose and demonstrate that the recruitment of talent from society into the regime represents a novel and significant consequence of state power expansion.

February 2024 · Bo Feng,  Qiwei He , Xin Jin, Xu Xu

Information Friction and Self-Selection into Government Employment in China

We find that misconceptions regarding financial rewards and career advancement prospects are widespread among college students in China. These misperceptions vary among students with different characteristics, such as ability and pro-social preferences, significantly influencing their career decisions.

March 2023 · Bo Feng,  Qiwei He , Hanzhang Liu