Jacque Gao's Research Site

Welcome to Jacque's research site! I am an Assistant Professor in the School of Humanities and Social Science at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen. 

I obtained my PhD in Political Science from the University of Rochester in August 2022. My specializations are formal political theory, international and comparative political economy (IPE/CPE), and authoritarian politics. I am particularly interested in understanding how a dictator’s survival strategies interact with the changing global economic environment. My research has been accepted for publication in International Organization, The Review of International Organizations, Journal of Theoretical Politics, and Social Choice and Welfare.

I received my Master's degree in Economics from Stony Brook University in 2015, where I have taught several undergraduate-level economics courses. I received my Bachelor's degree in Global Business and Information System from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) in 2012. 

Prior to joining CUHKSZ, I was an Assistant Professor in the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.