News and Media
- "How a Weakened Mexican Economy Could Threaten U.S. Security," FiveThirtyEight, February 28, 2017.
- "The Surprising Freedom of Standup Comedy under Chinese Censorship," The Daily Dot, August 13, 2015.
- "Why Chinese Media Are Talking About Tiananmen," Washington Post, June 6, 2014.
- "When Skill and Luck Meet Complexity," with Scott E. Page, Harvard Business Review, Feb. 9, 2011.
- "Chinese Attitudes Towards War and Government Responsibility," with Ting Wu. 2009. In State Violence and the Right to Peace, Kathleen Malley-Morrison (ed.),
- I also contributed little sections to these articles:
- "The night when Shanghai's Ghouls and Boys Come Out to Play," by Adam Skuse, Global Times, Nov. 5, 2015.
- "Shanghai I Love You," by Stuart Lancaster, Enjoy Shanghai, Nov. 7, 2015.
- My personal blog is called Shanghai is Happening!
- My social science blog is called Political Science Bitches!
- You're going to hate this one: Collect All Three!
- "Thresholds of Behavioral Flexibility in Turbulent Environments for Individual and Group Success." 2016. Journal of Policy and Complex Systems 2(2).
- "Choosing a Future Based on the Past: Institutions, Behavior, and Path Dependence," with Jenna Bednar and Scott E. Page. 2015. European Journal of Political Economy 40(B): 312-332.
- "System Effects Revisited," with Scott E. Page. 2012. Critical Review: A Journal of Politics and Society. 24(3): 393-415.
- "The Complexities of Global Systems History," with Scott E. Page. 2010. The Journal of the Historical Society. 10(3): 345-365.
- "Emergent Cultural Signatures and Persistent Diversity: A Model of Conformity and Consistency," with Jenna Bednar, Aaron Bramson, and Scott E. Page. 2010. Rationality and Society. 22(4): 407-444.
- Communication and Commitment: The Strategic Use of the Media in China and Other Autocracies. 2012. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
- How Customers Behave: Turning Marketing Complexity into Strategic Advantage, with Greg Silverman and Dejan Duzevik. 2011. Concentric ROI.
Working Papers and Under Review
- "The Media as a Political Tool in Autocracies."
- "Influence, Persistence, and the Spread of Ideas."
- "Adaptability and Commitment."
- "Congressional Travel and US Foreign Policy," with Philip B. K. Potter.
- "China's Coverage of the Arab Spring in Context."
- This isn't quite writing, but you know what, it was a lot of work, so here you go. I created a web series called Shanghai in 60 Seconds and it was a lot of fun. One day I'll post Season 2!