About me

Hi, my name is Xueping Sun. I am a PhD student at the Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES) at Stockholm University since 2017. I received my BA of Economics from Sun-Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou and my MA of Economics from Peking University in Beijing.

I work at the intersection of political economy, innovation, and welfare policy. I am particularly interested in how political incentives and constraints drive policy creation, implementation, and how the interplay between government, market and academia shapes economic prosperity. In my research I use machine learning and big data methods to exploit novel data, such as politicians’ CV profiles, policy documents, publication records of scientists, news coverage and social media data to answer these questions.

I am on the job-market in 2021. My job market paper explores how the political horizon affect politicians’ engagement in promoting innovation. Here is my Curriculum Vitae and Research Statement.