My research interests focus on network analysis, collective action, public decision-making, and policy process in the context of energy and environment. Currently, I am studying environmental impact assessment and citizen engagement in the context of governing rivers and lakes. I am also investigating the evolution of policy learning networks among U.S. state environmental agencies.
Zhu, Demi, and Shuai Cao. "Decision-Making and Risk Sources: Key to Source
Governance for Social Stability." Chinese Political Science Review 5.1 (2020): 95-110.
"River & Lake Chief System in China: Institutional Design, Mechanism, and Technology", presented at the 3rd Tsinghua University Forum for Young Scholars of Public Administration, Nov 3, 2019.
Honors and Awards:
University Fellowship, The Ohio State University, 2021
In July 2020, Columbus City leaders commissioned an independent, outside after-action review of the City’s response to protests that took place last summer. Former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio Carter Stewart and the John Glenn College of Public Affairs were named the lead investigative team.
In this study, published in Economic Development Quarterly, the authors present a statistically valid typology of high-growth firms, also known as gazelles, to determine if payroll and job growth patterns differ between groups or clusters.
This study, published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, presents an experimental design that overcomes the counterfactual problem present in all prior published experiments by relying on an actual storm with a known outcome.