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Consultant
Feb. 2015 – present
 
Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)
 
 
Research Associate
June 2014 – present
 
LBJ School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin
 
  • Maintaining and updating the existing UTIP data sets based upon Theil Index (European Regional Level Inequality and U.S. State-level Gini Coefficient)

  • Work on the country-level and comparative studies, with a particular focus on China, Russia and India

  • Monitor country-level inequality using basic geographic information system (GIS) tools

  • Studying political and economic factors that increase and reduce inequality during 2000s at a world scale

  • Conduct in-depth statistical analyses on applications of inequality data on broad issues, such as finance and great crisis, social cohesions, social welfare systems, demographic issues.

  • Develop and implement innovative approaches to analyze various inequality-related questions, using techniques including descriptive statistics, sampling, and econometric modeling.

 
Research Consultant
March 2014 – May 2014
 
The Luxembourg Income Study Center
 
  • Harmonizing 8 global household surveys using STATA and R

  • Approximating income distributions of 10 countries using R and Eview6 and calculating inequality indices based upon the estimated parameters obtained from log-normal distribution, Weibull distribution and Beta-II distribution.

 
Postdoctoral Fellow
Jan. 2014 – May. 2014
 
LBJ School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin
 
  • Maintaining and updating the existing UTIP data sets based upon Theil Index (European Regional Level Inequality and U.S. State-level Gini Coefficient)

  • Work on the country-level and comparative studies, with a particular focus on China, Russia and India

 
Research Consultant
Feb. 2013 – Dec. 2013
 
Development Research Group (Poverty and Inequality), The World Bank
 
  • Managing global household survey data

  • Working on China’s income inequality project

 
Research Intern
Mar. 2010 – Mar. 2011
 
Strategic Unit, Bureau of Africa, United Nations Development Programme
 
  • Prepared for high-level Africa-China Poverty Reduction and Development Conference, held on 1-3 November 2010 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (background paper preparation, translation, communications)

  • Built and maintained a database on the relations between African countries and emerging markets (i.e. China, India, Russia, Brazil and Turkey), including:
    • Time-series of key economic indicators (trade, investment, loans and aid), disaggregating by country, sector, and origin
    • Transactions in key sectors (e.g. agriculture, infrastructure, construction, minerals, metals, environment, land, etc.)

  • Prepared two policy briefs prepared for the Director of RBA's African Trip in Aug. 2010.

  • Contributed to writing the grant proposal of African Human Development Report.

  • Conducted a mapping of Chinese institutional partnership on African development (e.g. with World Bank, the African Development Bank, the African Union, DFID, UNEP etc)


 
Web Designer of the official website of Latin American Housing Network
Mar. 2009 – present
 
The University of Texas at Austin
 
  • Click here for the official website of LAHN

  • Set up and designed the official website of Latin American Housing Network.

  • Translated research outcomes into a functional website.

  • Created the logo and the poster of annual conference.

  • Created templates of approved website layout.

  • Coded website using HTML and Dreamweaver design software.
 
 
Research Assistant at the University of Texas Inequality Project (UTIP)
Jan. 2008 – Dec. 2013
 
The University of Texas at Austin
 
  • Leading and administrating University of Texas Inequality Project (UTIP)

  • Website designing, developing and daily editingCreated a ten-year database on Chinese scholarship on the political legitimacy of Chinese communist party

  • Promoted the research findings of research group members, promoting the project’s image, designing and developing new web tools for group learning and knowledge sharing.

  • Designed and administrated websites: University of Texas Inequality Project (UTIP)
 
 
Website Master at Center for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies
Aug. 2004 – May 2006
 
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
 
  • Redesiged the website and creating the archives for previous events and newsletters

  • Worked on the Russian Language Databases at the department of Slavic and East European Collections of UNC Library
 
 
Journalist
Aug. 2003 – Aug. 2004
 
China Center Television
 
  • Conducted interviews and writing news stories

  • Successfully reported many international and domestic events, such as the North Korea Nuclear Crisis (2004), China Lianghui Report (2004), China First Human Flight—Shen Zhou 5 (2004), International Varsity Debate Varsity (2003).

  • Developed web pages for new TV programs
 

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