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Haoran Gao

Pearson Scholar

PhD Student

Haoran Gao holds his bachelor degrees in economics and information science from Peking University in Beijing, China. His research interest lies in political economy, development economics and economic history, with a regional focus on China.

Prior to his time at the to University of Chicago, he was a research assistant to Professor David Yang of Harvard University. Previously, he also worked with Professor Guo Xu at UC Berkeley and Professor Tianyang Xi at Peking University as their research assistant.

Baidoa, Somalia

Makeshift, temporary shelter made of plastic and clothing at a refugee center in Baidoa, Somalia.