Assistant Professor of Public Policy
Harvard Kennedy School
Jie Bai's research focuses on microeconomic issues of firms in developing countries and emerging markets. Her recent projects have examined firms’ incentive and ability to build a reputation for quality, the relationship between economic growth and corruption, and the impact of internal trade barriers among Chinese provinces on firms' export behavior and resource misallocation. Other ongoing works include studying collective reputational forces in export markets, the value of business networks in trade, growth and reputation dynamics in global online trading platforms, and quality upgrading of Chinese auto firms.
Jie received her Ph.D. in Economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in June 2016, and spent one year at Microsoft Research New England prior to joining HKS.
Faculty webpage: https://www.hks.harvard.edu/faculty/jie-bai