My research focuses on microeconomic issues of firms in developing countries and emerging markets. My recent projects have examined firms’ incentive and ability to build a reputation for quality, the relationship between economic growth and corruption, and the impact of internal trade barriers among Chinese provinces on resource misallocation, firm performance and export activities. Other ongoing work includes studying firms’ quality upgrading dynamics and reputational forces in export markets. I received my Ph.D. in Economics from MIT in June 2016 and spent one year at Microsoft Research NE prior to joining Harvard Kennedy School.
Academic Journal/Scholarly Articles
HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series
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Outside Professional Activities For Jie Bai
|AEJ: Applied||Paid external reviewer|
|Department for International Development||Speaking engagement, invited lecture, or presentation|
|Jinan University IESR||Research or teaching appointment|
|Jinan University IESR||Speaking engagement, invited lecture, or presentation|