Yan Wang

Yan Wang

LSE Fellow

Department of Methodology

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COL 1.04
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Cantonese, English
Key Expertise
Social Policy, Authoritarianism, Quantitative Methods, CSS

About me

Yan is currently a LSE fellow in the Department of Methodology at the London School of Economics and Political Science; research in social policy, authoritarian politics, and digital governance. Yan received a BS in Sociology and a MA in Management, from the Tsinghua University, and a PhD in Sociology, from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Research Interests

Yan’s work mainly investigates the issue of state governance, redistribution of public goods, and public participation, she is especially interested in how actors’ agency shapes authoritarian governmentality. Her finished dissertation project uses evidence of the Chinese government’s efforts to lead a rapid social and economic transformation without losing its legitimacy to elaborate the analytical model of compliance manufacture in the interaction between the state and the individual. Her post-doctoral work investigates the effect of bureaucrats’ varied motivations and choices on the public policy and administration in authoritarian regimes. She also has multiple working papers on public policy and state politics in pipeline, focusing on policy evaluation and institutional dynamics and politics. 

Expertise Details

Social Policy; Authoritarianism; Quantitative Method; Computational Social Science

Working Papers

  • Yan WANG. Who is entitled and who deserves: Governmentality in welfare policies. Under review. 
  • Xufeng ZHU, Yan WANG. Policy experimentation as dialogue: Social policy, shared responsibility, and regime support in China. Under review. 
  • Yan WANG. Truth or dare: Falsification in manufactured consent. Under review.