Jiawei Fu

Jiawei Fu

Postdoctoral Associate

Yale University

Hi~ I am currently a postdoctoral associate in the Institution for Social and Policy Studies, Yale University, collaborating with Donald Green (Columbia University) and Alan Gerber on political methodology. I received my Ph.D. from New York University. I will be entering the job market for the 2024-25 academic year.

In Methodology, I primarily study causal mechanisms and heterogeneous treatment effects. My dissertation develops theoretical foundations and statistical methods for identifying and estimating mediation effects in the social sciences. I have proposed a new identification strategy for mediation analysis that explores heterogeneous effects, providing an alternative to the current assumptions of ignorability. The method enables researchers to estimate treatment and mediated effects simultaneously.

In Formal Theory, my research centers on information and dynamic games. Currently, my project explores the full revelation problem of deliberation and debate. As you might anticipate, I align with two “sects”: a proponent of Theoretical Implications of Empirical Models (TIEM) and an advocate for the Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models (EITM).

My substantive research spans various topics, including political economy, global health, and epidemiology. In particular, I study bureaucracy and inequality, with a particular focus on China. My latest work investigates the implicit influence of the affluent on political responsiveness in authoritarian regimes. Overall, I maintain an open mind towards all compelling research projects!

You can reach me via email: jiawei.fu@yale.edu.

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  • Methodology
  • Formal Theory
  • Political Economy
  • Health
  • PhD in Politics, 2018-2024

    New York University

  • MA in Political Science, 2016-2018

    Duke University

  • LLB (in political science), 2012-2016