Weifeng Zhong

Academic and Policy Papers


  1. "Political Institutions and the Governmental Burden on Businesses," with Ruiqing Zhong, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, published online first May 2018. (working paper)
  2. "The Candidates in Their Own Words: A Textual Analysis of 2016 Presidential Primary Debates," AEI Economic Perspectives, April 2016. (Media: Real Clear Politics)
  3. "To What Extent Defining a Group Predicates on Defining Other Groups?" with Y. Stephen Chiu, Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, 30: 1672–82, 2011.


Working Papers


  1. "Sanctioning an Unruly Ally: Understanding Sino-North Korean Trade through the People’s Daily," AEI Economics Working Paper, No. 2017-22, February 2018. (Media: The National Interest)
  2. "On the Observational Implications of Knightian Uncertainty," with Kevin Hassett, AEI Economics Working Paper, No. 2016-17, February 2018.
  3. "Governmental System and Economic Volatility under Democracy," with Chen Cheng and Christopher Li, AEI Economics Working Paper, No. 2018-06, May 2018.
  4. "A Theory of the Material Foundation of Psychology: with an Application to the Non-Salience of Economic Classes," with Y. Stephen Chiu, June 2013.