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Haifeng Huang

Assistant Professor Haifeng Huang

Assistant Professor

School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
University of California, Merced
5200 North Lake Rd.
Merced, CA 95343

Telephone: (209) 228-4297 
E: hhuang24 [at] ucmerced [dot] edu Curriculum Vita (PDF) | Website

Research Interests

  • Political economics
  • News media
  • Theory of institutions
  • Chinese politics

Huang focuses on formal theory but also conducts empirical studies. His current research centers on the role of news media in authoritarian governance and political transition. He is also interested in democratic politics and electoral competition. During the 2009-2010 academic year was a postdoctoral research associate in formal and quantitative analysis in the Department of Politics at Princeton University. Huang has published articles in Political Research Quarterly and the Journal of Theoretical Politics.


  • Ph.D., Political Science, 2009, Duke University
  • M.A., Economics, 2007, Duke University
  • M.P.P., 2002, University of California, Berkeley
  • B.A., 1997, Zhejiang University