Desmond and Whitney Shum Fellows

Yue (Iza) Ding

Yue (Iza) Ding

PhD Candidate, Government

Iza Ding's project is "Environmental Governance in Chinese Counties: State, Society, and Capital." She examines varying local environmental enforcement practices and their economic and institutional determinants. She will be conducting fieldwork in Zhejiang and Guizhou provinces to investigate two guiding questions: What determines who controls environmental policy in a Chinese county, and how do local decision-making structures affect environmental policy outcomes? Her faculty advisor is Elizabeth Perry.