Welcome to Ye Wang's Homepage!

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I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at the School of Global Policy and Strategy (GPS), UC San Diego. I study political methodology and comparative politics. I received a PhD from the Wilf Family Department of Politics, New York University (2021), an MA in economics from the National School of Development (NSD), Peking University (2014), and a BS in mathematics from Fudan University (2011).

As a methodologist, I develop statistical tools to investigate the spillover effects of policies or events in time, space, and social networks, as well as to improve the transparency of research designs and hypothesis testing. My work was awarded the John T. Williams Prize by the Society for Political Methodology in 2020. As a comparativist, I apply these methods to understand the role of social learning in shaping people's views and actions under non-democratic regimes, and the interaction between contentious and electoral politics. 

You can reach me via email: yew006 [at] ucsd.edu.

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