Jing Cai

Jing Cai is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Maryland. She was an assistant professor of Economics at the University of Michigan before joining Maryland. She received her PhD from the University of California at Berkeley in 2012.  She is a Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and an affiliate of the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD). Her research areas are development economics, Chinese economy, and household finance. Her current research examines the diffusion and impacts of financial innovations in developing countries, growth of micro-enterprises and SMEs, and impacts of tax incentives on firm behaviour.

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Content by Jing Cai
  • Blog post

    Interfirm relationships and business performance in Nanchang (China)

    In the quest for identifying barriers to firm growth, much attention has been paid to barriers that act at the level of the individual firm. But firms do not operate in a vacuum: business relationships are potentially highly influential. An experiment in Nanchang, China was conducted to measure their importance. Regular meetings between the managers of young firms...

    9 Feb 2017 | Jing Cai, Adam Szeidl