The mathematically proven winning strategy for 14 of the most popular games
May the odds be ever in your favor
Wonkblog, The Washington Post, May 8, 2015

How companies decide whether to give experimental drugs to dying patients
Drug companies are wrestling with questions about when to grant experimental treatments
Wonkblog, The Washington Post, May 7, 2015

A horrifying reminder of what life without vaccines was really like
The next time someone questions vaccines, show them these photos
Wonkblog, The Washington Post, May 4, 2015

How animal flus increase the risk of human pandemics
Your dog can now catch the flu. Here’s why humans should be worried.
Wonkblog, The Washington Post, May 4, 2015

A shocking number of mentally ill Americans end up in prison instead of treatment
By better treating the mentally ill, we could reduce America’s prison population — by a lot
Wonkblog, The Washington Post, April 30, 2015

A powerful reddit thread reveals what it’s like to have a disability
14 things people with disabilities want you to know about how to treat them
Wonkblog, The Washington Post, April 24, 2015

What Tyson’s pledge to stop using human antibiotics in chicken means for the future of superbugs
Antibiotic superbugs are killing thousands of Americans a year. The meat industry is one of their biggest breeding grounds.
Wonkblog, The Washington Post, April 28, 2015

How to seem smart in meetings without really trying
Nod continuously while pretending to take notes, and 9 other tips to appear intelligent in meetings
Wonkblog, The Washington Post, April 23, 2015

How the data revolution could transform the way people live with diabetes
Diabetes is a data-intensive disease. New technology could make it a lot simpler.
Wonkblog, The Washington Post, April 22, 2015

The U.S. isn’t the fattest country in the world – but it’s close
A massive chart ranks the world’s most overweight countries
Wonkblog, The Washington Post, April 22, 2015

These states leave the most mentally ill adults untreated. Guess what else they have in common.
Where America’s uninsured, untreated, mentally ill live
Wonkblog, The Washington Post, April 14, 2015

How a transgender teen’s death powered a movement against ‘conversion therapy’
Is treating “unwanted homosexuality” in minors therapy, or child abuse?
Wonkblog, The Washington Post, April 13, 2015

The terrifying rise of diabetes, in every corner of the U.S.
Diabetes is an epidemic America is struggling to confront.
Wonkblog, The Washington Post, April 13, 2015

Kansas opens a new front in the state battle over abortion
Kansas has become the first state to sharply restrict second-trimester abortions.
Wonkblog, The Washington Post, April 9, 2015

How the U.S. spends more helping its citizens than other rich countries, but gets way less
A study says that the real waste in the U.S. system does not come from welfare programs.
Wonkblog, The Washington Post, April 9, 2015

The entire world fits in New York City
An amazing thought exercise looks at the size and dimensions of humanity
Wonkblog, The Washington Post, April 2, 2015

Map quiz: How well do you know the American landscape?
Can you recognize America’s landscape, reduced to only one feature?
Wonkblog, The Washington Post, April 2, 2015

How China used more cement in 3 years than the U.S. did in the entire 20th Century
How the craziest statistic about China turned out to be true
Wonkblog, The Washington Post, March 24, 2015

How far a paycheck goes in 191 U.S. cities
A map shows wages around the US adjusted for the cost of living
Wonkblog, The Washington Post, March 17, 2015

How statisticians uncovered the world’s missing migrants
An amazing graphic captures five years of global migration between 50 countries
Wonkblog, The Washington Post, March 16, 2015

Is The UK ‘Accommodating’ China By Joining Its New Investment Bank?
Forbes, March 15, 2015

10 stunning images show the beauty hidden in pi
Data art celebrates the magical, mathematical and infinite constant of pi
Wonkblog, The Washington Post, March 14, 2015

Saying yes to a $1,357 dress: What Americans spent on weddings in 2014
Rising wedding costs suggest a strengthening economy
Wonkblog, The Washington Post, March 13, 2015

A data genius computes the ultimate American road trip
Who needs an atlas when you have an algorithm?
Wonkblog, The Washington Post, March 10, 2015

Chelsea Clinton on why women in the U.S. shouldn’t mistake progress for success
The vice chair of the Clinton Foundation talks about maternity leave, educating girls and the Fortune 500’s gender problem
The Washington Post, March 10, 2015

Map: The salary you need to buy a home in 27 US cities
The most expensive and cheapest cities, and everything in between.
The Washington Post, March 8, 2015

How a dog sees a rainbow, and 12 other images that explain how we see color
These fascinating images show how color is in the eye of the beholder.
The Washington Post, March 9, 2015

Why are poor women so much likelier to have unintended pregnancies?
The Washington Post, March 5, 2015

Most states have slashed benefits for those injured on the job
The Washington Post, March 4, 2015

12 fascinating optical illusions show how color can trick the eye
It’s not just the dress. These optical illusions show that color can be a tricky concept
The Washington Post, February 27, 2015

What China’s Growing Appetite For Pork Means For The Environment
Forbes, February 27, 2015

Map: Who’s hiding the most money in secret Swiss bank accounts?
The Washington Post, February 18, 2015

The Broken Economics Of India’s Aam Aadmi Party
Forbes, February 16, 2015

Kurt Vonnegut graphed the world’s most popular stories
The writer called it “his prettiest contribution to culture”
Wonkblog, The Washington Post, February 9, 2015

China’s Increase in Debt is Massive and Unsustainable
Wonkblog, The Washington Post, February 11

China Is Growing At Its Slowest Pace In 24 Years, And That’s A Good Thing
Forbes, January 21, 2015

The best way to end an awkward conversation, according to statistics
A more rigorous way to get out of those awkward exchanges
Storyline, The Washington Post, January 5, 2015

The U.S. is about an unequal today as the U.K. was during Downton Abbey
The class-ridden society of early 20th Century Britain may be capturing American imaginations for a reason
Wonkblog, The Washington Post, January 5, 2015

The real cost of “The Twelve Days of Christmas”? $27,673
Economists calculate how much a partridge in a pear tree et. al. cost in 2014
Wonkblog, The Washington Post, December 25, 2014

Your opinion on Obamacare can depend on what question you’re asked
A recent poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation suggests that people’s views on Obamacare are more flexible than you might think
Storyline, The Washington Post, December 19, 2014

How tiny, individual biases have huge cumulative effects on racial segregation
Even very small individual biases can result in a large collective effect
Wonkblog, The Washington Post, December 9, 2014

Many high-achieving women don’t plan to give up their careers for their family – but it happens anyway
Men are more likely to think that their careers will take precedence. More often than not, they are right
Wonkblog, The Washington Post, December 8, 2014

What women can bring to the dismal (and sexist) science of economics
Economics has a problem with women
Forbes, December 8, 2014

Eight Innovative Industries China Does Better Than Anywhere Else
Amid the gritty business of global supply chains, some Chinese industries are developing surprisingly innovative services and products
Forbes, November 30, 2014

Five Unsettling Reasons Your Thanksgiving Turkey is so Cheap
Why the price of a typical Thanksgiving meal can be cheaper than most fast food restaurants
Forbes, November 27, 2014

Why China’s single people need a hug, a donut — and Alibaba
Today was Singles Day in China – Nov. 11, or 11.11
Wonkblog, The Washington Post, November 11, 2014

How China’s ivory addiction explains the new world economy
Five reasons why China is hungry for African ivory
Wonkblog, The Washington Post, November 7, 2014

Dispatches From the Front Lines of Indian Democracy
A review of Simon Denyer’s “Rogue Elephant”
Foreign Policy, October 8, 2014

For China, Embarrassing Parallels Between Hong Kong Protestors and America’s 99%
Forbes, October 6, 2014

Remittances: An Economist’s Remedy for Organized Crime in Mexico
Forbes, September 30, 2014

Five Reasons India Shouldn’t Worry About Its Trade Deficit With China
Forbes, September 28, 2014

What India Could Learn From Alibaba
Forbes, September 23, 2014

The End of Low-Level Lawyering
Technological developments will soon put thousands of lawyers out of business
Forbes, September 17, 2014

Meet the Four-Eyed, Eight-Tentacled Monopoly That is Making Your Glasses So Expensive
Why do glasses cost more than smartphones? The answer is basic economics
Forbes, September 10, 2014

Silk Road 2.0
Will prime minister Narendra Modi write a new chapter in the China-India saga?
Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business Magazine, September 2014

As Amazon and Alibaba Face Off, Who Will Come Out on Top?
My money is on Alibaba, the massive Chinese e-commerce company that will soon conduct a New York IPO. Here’s why
Forbes, August 25, 2014

Should the Fed be Forced to Follow a Rule for Making Monetary Policy?
Why proposals to make the Fed more accountable to Congress would do more harm than good
Forbes, August 25, 2014

What the US Could Gain and Lose from Monetary Policy Rules
Should the Fed, a hugely powerful and essentially undemocratic institution, be forced to follow stricter rules in setting monetary policy?
Forbes, August 25, 2014

China’s Growing Grey Market for All That’s Foreign
Forget about those pesky regulations; business is booming for practitioners of ‘haitao’
Foreign Policy, August 20, 2014

Tanks to Nowhere
Why small towns across America are acquiring mine-resistant military vehicles
Forbes, August 19, 2014

Would You Rather Be Rich in a Poor Country Or Poor in a Rich Country?
Which is the better lot in life?
Forbes, August 13, 2014

Unwinding Restrictions Won’t Boost China’s Housing Market for Long
Nikkei Asian Review, August 5, 2014

Expired Meat Scandal Shows ‘X Factors’ Still Abound in China
Nikkei Asian Review, July 31, 2014

Move Over, IMF
The BRICS bank aims to rewrite the rules of development
Foreign Policy, July 11, 2014

China’s Property Market Past Tipping Point
Nikkei Asian Review, July 3, 2014

Is Tesla Motors Overhyped in China?
Nikkei Asian Review, May 13, 2014

What Would Modi Do?
Five things a Modi win will mean for the world’s largest democracy
Foreign Policy, May 12, 2014

11 things to know about world’s biggest election
India’s general election, the largest democratic exercise in history, begins Monday
CNN, April 7, 2014

The Money Matrix
As Chinese consumers show an increasing preference for easy-to-use online financing, what will happen to traditional banks?
Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business Magazine, March 2014

Forbes Chinese, March 26, 2014

Expect Alibaba’s US IPO to be Hot
Ana Swanson, Analyst at JL Warren Capital, estimates Alibaba’s U.S. IPO to be valued at around $180 billion
CNBC, March 25, 2014

What Do New Regulations Mean for the Alibaba IPO?
Will China’s new regulations on internet payment dent Alibaba’s IPO valuation?
Forbes, March 25, 2014

Something Rotten in the State of India
A conversation with Carnegie’s Milan Vaishnav about the troubling persistence of corruption and criminality in Indian politics
Foreign Policy, March 10, 2014

Inside China’s Mistress-Industrial Complex
If you’re pretty and educated, there’s a booming new job market for women—as someone’s mistress. What the increasing number of females entering these relationships means for China’s economy and demographics
Daily Beast, February 4, 2014

Election Q&A: Inside India’s Race to the Polls
India experts discuss the 2014 elections, the largest democratic exercise in human history
Foreign Policy, January 7, 2014

Lightning in a Bubble
Will the Shanghai free trade zone live up to the hype?
Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business Magazine, December 2013

It’s All Politics: The Forgotten Dimension of China’s Economic Reforms
China’s economic reforms set the stage for a creeping political liberalization
Forbes, November 26, 2013

China’s Chilling Crackdown on Due Diligence Companies
The arrest of Peter Humphrey reveals a Chinese government that fears public exposures of corruption
The Atlantic, October 23, 2013

Making it in America
How private Chinese companies are navigating mergers and acquisitions in the US
Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business Magazine, September 2013

Wall Street 101
Junheng Li, author of Tiger Woman on Wall Street, on the merits of analytical thinking
Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business Magazine, September 2013

The Future of Free
Companies like Tencent are finding ways to keep their services free
Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business Magazine, June 2013

A hundred flowers bloom
Fit to Print
A clash at an outspoken Chinese paper offers a glimpse into a media system straining at censorship restrictions
China Economic Review, February 2013

Four more years
With relations growing tenser, are the U.S. and China on a collision course in Asia?
China Economic Review, January 2013

Uneven ground
China’s yawning income gap poses an unprecedented threat to new leadership
China Economic Review, December 2012

Tough on China
Obama and Romney are pledging to crack down on China’s purported crimes. Will that really benefit the US?
China Economic Review, November 2012

Race to the bottom
China’s e-commerce companies wage a war of the balance sheet
China Economic Review, October 2012

The human factor
How severe is China’s unemployment?
China Economic Review, September 2012

Awash in cash
How the resurge of state-owned enterprises threatens China’s economy
China Economic Review, August 2012

Moving target
How should China stimulate the economy?
China Economic Review, July 2012

Water, water, everywhere
Desalination is a promising technology, but no panacea for China’s water shortage
China Economic Review, July 2012

Infant industry
Why Chinese car brands are struggling to compete
China Economy Review, June 2012

Parting the waters
China’s coming water crisis poses perhaps the greatest threat to the country’s growth and stability
China Economic Review, April 2012

Spy vs. spy
Companies are just beginning to recognize the mounting cyber-based threats to their intellectual property
China Economic Review, March 2012

The year of tactical thinking
China’s leadership transition carries both promising and unsettling prospects
China Economic Review, February 2012

Research & duplication
China’s biotech industry still lags behind when it comes to innovation. But that suits the country just fine
China Economic Review, January 2012


Defying gravity
Banks disguise a worrying increase in bad debt
China Economic Review, January 2013

The most important division in Chinese politics today is not among top leaders but between them and the country’s other entrenched interests
China Economic Review, November 2012

Confidence game
Growing pessimism in China could spark a dangerous flight of capital
China Economic Review, October 2012

Flood of numbers
China’s growth figures deserve a healthy dash of skepticism
China Economic Review, August 2012

The euro zone crisis hints at the unsustainable nature of China’s trade policy
China Economic Review, July 2012

Notes on a scandal
The Bo Xilai affair shows China’s propaganda machine is growing more sophisticated
China Economic Review, May 2012

Book Review

The naked truth
“Behind the Red Door” explores the unfamiliar and often contradictory landscape of China’s sexual revolution
China Economic Review, January 2013

Chinese whispers
Novelist Yu Hua’s history of 10 words in China is a revealing and deeply personal portrait of a complex country
China Economic Review, November 2012

Architect of fortunes
A new memoir from one of the designers of Obama’s China policy
China Economic Review, July 2012

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