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Hi! I am Ian. I am an assistant professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Hong Kong.


I study environmental policy and public administration. My research focuses on environmental inequality/justice, environmental attitudes and public opinion, environmental regulations, information disclosure, performance information, and citizen-state interactions.

Before I joined the University of Hong Kong, I was a postdoctoral fellow in the Ross School of Business & School for Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan. I received my Ph.D. in Public Affairs from the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University. Before that, I got my Master of Public Administration from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and completed my Bachelor's degree at Renmin University of China.



2015 - 2020

Indiana University

Ph.D., Public Affairs

2011 - 2014

Columbia University

Master of Public Administration

2007 - 2011

Renmin University of China

B.A., Agricultural Economics

Awards, Scholarships and Grants

  • 2022–2024. Principle Investigator, Seed Fund for Basic Research, University of Hong Kong, HK$150,000.

  • 2019–2021. Principle Investigator, Research Grant, Ostrom Workshop, Indiana University, $8,500.

  • 2018–2020. Principle Investigator, Sustainability Research Development Grant, IU Office of Sustainability, $5,895.

  • 2020. Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research, Indiana University, $1,000.

  • 2019. Frédéric Bastiat Fellowship, Mercatus Center, George Mason University, $5,000.

  • 2019. Ostrom Fellow, Ostrom Workshop, Indiana University, $8,000.

  • 2019. Equity & Inclusion Fellow, Asso. for Public Policy Analysis & Management, ∼$1,200.

  • 2019. Travel Award, American Political Science Association, $200.

  • 2019. Research Award, IU Graduate and Professional Student Government, $1,000.

  • 2019. Travel Award, IU Graduate and Professional Student Government, $500.

  • 2019 John Bohte Scholarship, Midwest Political Science Association, $500.

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