What social science is properly about is the human variety, which consists of all the social worlds in which men have lived, are living, and might live. - C. Wright Mills
Welcome to my website! I am Kezhou Xiao (or Spencer and 肖可舟), currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Economics at London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). My main research interests focus on political economy, development and growth, and entrepreneurship as well as innovation in a rapidly globalizing world. (My Google Profile)
The core chapter, "Becoming Global Billionaires from Mainland China: Theory and Evidence", will be presented at 2019 Asian Meeting of the Econometric Society, Xiamen University, China. [Links: Acceptance Letter,Invitation Letter, Cover Page, Online Appendix Section A, Online Appendix Section B, Online Appendix Section C, Online Appendix Section D, Slides -1, Slides -2, Slides -3, Slides -4, Slides -5, Slides -6, Slides -7, Slides -8]
My dissertation will be dedicated to Mr. Gu Zhun 顾准, an intellectual, economist, translator, and political prisoner in his lonely search for freedom, reason, and betterment of human societies. Unless we work together for a common human dream (人类梦), current frictions could escalate and end up in an imperialist war. Check out Kevin Rudd (陆克文)'s Ted Talk below!