Xiaobo Lü is an associate professor at the Department of Government, the University of Texas at Austin. His research centers on distributive politics of fiscal policies in authoritarian regimes, with a focus on China. Xiaobo’s publications have appeared in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, among other academic journals. Xiaobo received Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale University.

Yuhua Wang is Professor of Government at Harvard University. He is the author of Tying the Autocrat’s Hands: The Rise of the Rule of Law in China (Cambridge University Press, 2015) and The Rise and Fall of Imperial China: The Social Origins of State Development (Princeton University Press, 2022). Yuhua received his B.A. from Peking University and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.