Yiming CAO
Prof. Yiming CAO
Assistant Professor

3917 5845

KK 810

Academic & Professional Qualification
  • Ph.D., Economics, Boston University, 2022
  • M.A., Economics, Boston University, 2016
  • B.A., Economics, Fudan University, 2014

Yiming Cao is a development economist with a keen focus on political economy. His research delves into understanding the institutional and cultural factors that underpin significant development hurdles, such as corruption and conflict.

Research Interest
  • Development Economics
  • Political Economy
Selected Publications
  • SOEs and Soft Incentive Constraints in State Bank Lending, (with Raymond Fisman, Hui Lin, and Yongxiang Wang), American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, (2023) 15 (1): 174-95.
  • Rebel on the Canal: Disrupted Trade Access and Social Conflict in China, 1650-1911 (with Shuo Chen), American Economic Review, (2022) 112 (5): 1555-90.