Congyi Zhou is Assistant Professor of Politics. He holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the University of Chicago.
Zhou’s interests are in political economy, with a particular interest in authoritarian politics and Chinese politics. His research focuses on both game theory and causal-inference oriented empirical work. Substantively, his research seeks to advance two research agendas. First, he analyzes individual decision-making during conflicts in authoritarian regimes. Second, He is interested in developing a strong empirical-based understanding of public policy, particularly in the areas of education policy and political economy in China.
Prior to joining NYU, Zhou was the visiting Postdoctoral Fellow at the Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University. Before he received his Ph.D. degree, Zhou earned master degrees from Indiana University and Nankai University, and bachelor degree from Lanzhou University.