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Xun Cao

Xun Cao

Xun Cao

Professor of Political Science and Public Policy
310 Pond Lab University Park, PA 16802
(814) 865-8749
Xun Cao

Curriculum Vitae

Professional Bio

Xun Cao received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington, Seattle in 2007. Before coming to Penn State, he was a post-doctoral fellow at the Niehaus Center of the Woodrow Wilson School of the Princeton University and Lecturer at the Department of Government of the University of Essex. His recent research interests include environmental and climate change policies and politics, security, and political geography. His publications have appeared in journals such as American Journal of Political Science, British Journal of Political Science, British Journal of Criminology, Comparative Political Studies, Energy Policy, Environmental Science & Policy, International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Journal of Politics, Regulation & Governance, and World Politics.

 

Areas of Interest

  • International Relations

Publications

When do Rulers Educate: Trade Competition and Human Capital in Non-Democracies

Lopez-Cariboni, S., & Cao, X. When do Rulers Educate: Trade Competition and Human Capital in Non-Democracies.

Explaining Ethnic Violence on China’s Western Frontier: The Ethnic Violence in China (EVC) Database and an Initial Test on the Eects of Inter-ethnic Inequality and Natural Resources in Xinjiang

Cao, X. , Duan, H., Liu, C., Piazza, J., & Wei, Y. Explaining Ethnic Violence on China’s Western Frontier: The Ethnic Violence in China (EVC) Database and an Initial Test on the Eects of Inter-ethnic Inequality and Natural Resources in Xinjiang.

Religious Institutions and the Impact of Inter-Ethnic Inequality on Conflict: The Case of Xinjiang, China

Cao, X. Duan, H., l, C., & Wei, Y. Religious Institutions and the Impact of Inter-Ethnic Inequality on Conflict: The Case of Xinjiang, China. International Studies Quarterly.