Welcome! I am M.Phil. student in Social Science from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. I study authoritarian politics. My substantive interests include political leadership and international influences on autocracies. Methodologically, I am interested in causal inference with observational data, machine learning, and Social Network Analysis. My academic advisor is Professor Jean Hong

I hold an M.Sc. in Global China Studies from HKUST (2019, graduated with Dean's Award) and a B.Soc.Sc. (First Hons) in Government and International Studies from Hong Kong Baptist University (2018), where I was admitted with a full scholarship. I also received academic training from Sciences Po Paris (Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris) (2016-2017) and the ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research (2019), with the scholarship from EITM Institute

 

If you want to know more about my research projects, email me at ruilin.lai@connect.ust.hk. 

Follow me on Twitter @ruilinlai

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