About Me

Zhenhuan (Reed) Lei

Welcome! I am an assistant professor jointly appointed in the Department of Political Science and La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I was a visiting scholar at Peking University, National School of Development, from August 2022 to July 2023.

My research focuses on comparative political economy with a regional specialization in China. My research has been published or is forthcoming in Comparative Political Studies, the Journal of Comparative Economics, the Journal of Political Institutions and Political Economy, the Journal of Politics, and Studies in Comparative International Development.

Before joining UW-Madison, I obtained my Ph.D. in political science at New York University (2020), received an M.A. in economics and an M.P.A. at the University of Southern California (2016), and completed my undergraduate studies at China Foreign Affairs University (2014).

You can find my latest CV here. You may contact me by email reedlei[at]outlook.com.