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Jing Cai

Funded Research:

Finance and Networks: Experiments in China (Private Enterprise Development in Low-Incom Countries)

Interfirm Relationships and Business Performance (Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange)

Faculty Associate, Population Studies Center.

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

Faculty Associate, Institute for Social Research, Survey Research Center.

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Dr. Cai's current research focuses on the role of social networks in information diffusion, adoption and impacts of new financial products in developing countries, impacts of tax incentives on firm behavior, effects of financial deepening on firms and the local economy, and the effect of business networks on firm performance.

Recent Publications

Journal Articles

Aghion, Philippe, Jing Cai, Mathias Dewatripont, Luosha Du, Ann Harrison, and Patrick Legros. 2015. "Industrial policy and competition." American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, 7(4): 1-32. DOI. Abstract.

Cai, Jing, Alain de Janvry, and Elizabeth Sadoulet. 2015. "Social Networks and the Decision to Insure." American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 7(2): 81-108. DOI. Abstract.