Xun Cao

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Associate Professor, Political Science

Research Summary

International and comparative political economy, environmental and energy politics, network analysis, and spatial models.

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Recent Publications

Fine me if you can: Fixed asset intensity and enforcement of environmental regulations in China

Cao, X., Deng, Q., Li, X. & Shao, Z., 2021, (Accepted/In press) In: Regulation and Governance.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

A security dividend: Peacekeeping and maternal health outcomes and access

Gizelis, T. I. & Cao, X., Mar 2021, In: Journal of Peace Research. 58, 2, p. 263-278 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Beyond Carrot and Stick: The Effect of Conflict Resolution on Crime Control in China

Su, Z. & Cao, X., Jan 1 2021, In: British Journal of Criminology. 61, 1, p. 187-208 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Greening the career incentive structure for local officials in China: Does less pollution increase the chances of promotion for Chinese local leaders?

Wu, M. & Cao, X., May 2021, In: Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. 107, 102440.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Drought, Local Public Goods, and Inter-communal Conflicts: Testing the Mediating Effects of Public Service Provisions

Cao, X., Theodora-Ismene, G., Shortland, A. & Urdal, H., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In: Defence and Peace Economics.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Electoral competition, party system fragmentation, and air quality in Mexican municipalities

Su, Z., Pezzola, A., Fidalgo, A. & Cao, X., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In: Environmental Politics.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Environmental political business cycles: the case of PM2.5 air pollution in Chinese prefectures

Cao, X., Kostka, G. & Xu, X., Mar 2019, In: Environmental Science and Policy. 93, p. 92-100 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

When do authoritarian rulers educate: Trade competition and human capital investment in Non-Democracies

López-Cariboni, S. & Cao, X., Sep 15 2019, In: Review of International Organizations. 14, 3, p. 367-405 39 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Digging the “ethnic violence in china” database: The effects of inter-ethnic inequality and natural resources exploitation in xinjiang

Cao, X., Duan, H., Liu, C., Piazza, J. A. & Wei, Y., May 1 2018, In: China Review. 18, 2, p. 121-154 34 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Local religious institutions and the impact of interethnic inequality on conflict

Cao, X., Duan, H., Liu, C. & Wei, Y., Dec 1 2018, In: International Studies Quarterly. 62, 4, p. 765-781 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review