Shaoda Wang is currently a Liang Family Fellow and a postdoctoral scholar at UChicago Economics, and will join the UChicago Harris School as an assistant professor in 2021. His research interests include political economy, development economics, and environmental economics. His research aims at understanding the political economy of public policy (design, implementation, effectiveness), with a regional focus on China. Prior to Chicago, he received his BA from Peking University, and PhD from UC Berkeley.