Dr Chao-Yo Cheng is an LSE Fellow in the Department of International Development and the Department of Methodology. He applies computational, quantitative, and qualitative methods to address a range of topics in the political economy of institutions and development. Broadly speaking, he is interested in unpacking the institutional and policy foundations of nation-state building and socioeconomic development in multi-ethnic societies.
Dr Cheng has a PhD in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science from Columbia University and a dual BA Degree in Journalism and Political Science from National Chengchi University (Taipei). He has also studied mass communication, politics, and sociology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the National University of Ireland, Galway. Between 2012 and 2014, he was a Fulbright Fellow at UCLA.