I am currently a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at Penn State University. I study the politics of information (esp., digital surveillance) in authoritarian contexts. Methodologically, I focus on causal inference. I explore innovative identification strategies and measures to tackle important issues including repression, propaganda, social trust, and corruption in authoritarian countries (esp., China). My research is published in the Journal of Comparative Economics and Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education.


Xu Xu
210 Pond Lab, University Park, PA
Email: xux112 [at] psu.edu
Phone: (607)227-5140