Jing Li is a second-year Political Science PhD student specializing in International and Comparative Political Economy at the University of Notre Dame. Jing’s research agenda focuses on how the international expansion of Chinese capital, through state to state lending and multinational corporations, influences developmental and governance outcomes in Latin American host countries. Currently she is conducting research on how Chinese development finance, particularly aid, plays out in Mexico and Ecuador, countries that reported heavy presence of Chinese capital, as compared to processes of traditional donors and investors. She adopts a multi-method approach that integrates field work and statistical analysis. Drawing on her language proficiency in Chinese, English, and Spanish, she is interested in exploring how natural language processing can help researchers demystify political communication and complement field work across borders.

Jing holds an MA in Sociology from the University of Notre Dame, and an MA in Public Policy from the Johns Hopkins University. She obtained her BA in Public Administration from the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, China. 

Current Research

State-business relations, Political economy of global markets and development; Chinese foreign economic policy in Latin America