Prof. LANDRY Pierre Department of Government and Public Administration - CUHK

Prof. LANDRY Pierre


MA (Virginia); PhD (Michigan)

Prof. Landry's undergraduate training was in economics and law at Sciences-Po in Paris. He received his Ph.D in Political Science at the University of Michigan and am also an alumnus of the University of Virginia (MA in Foreign Affairs) and the Johns Hopkins-Nanjing University program at the Center for Chinese and American Studies in Nanjing.

Prof. Landry's research interests focus on Asian and Chinese politics, comparative local government, quantitative comparative analysis and survey research. He have written on governance and the political management of officials in China. Besides articles and book chapters in comparative politics and political methodology, he is the author of “Decentralized Authoritarianism in China” with Cambridge University Press (2008). He is also the co-investigator of the Barometer on China’s Development (BOCD) at the Universities Service Centre for China Studies (Chinese University of Hong Kong) and also serve on the international advisory committee of the Centre.

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Research and Teaching Interests:
  • Asian and Chinese politics
  • Comparative local government
  • Quantitative comparative analysis
  • Survey research
  • Five most representative publications in recent five years:
  • Does Performance Matter? Evaluating the Institution of Political Selection along the Chinese Administrative Ladder (with Xiaobo Lu and Haiyan Duan), Comparative Political Studies, Volume (), Issue () 2017, pp. 1–32. (published online forthcoming on paper)
  • Public Goods and Regime Support in Urban China (with Bruce J. Dickson, Mingming Shen, Jie Yan) The China Quarterly, The China Quarterly, Volume 228, December 2016, pp. 859-880.
  • Urbanization and Mental Health in China: Linking the 2010 Population Census with a Cross-Sectional Survey (with Juan Chen and Shuo Chen) InternationalJournal of Environmental. Research and Public Health 2015, 12(8), 9012-9024.
  • How Dynamics of Urbanization Affect Physical and Mental Health in Urban China (with Deborah Davis, Juan Chen, and Shuo Chen) The China Quarterly. Volume 220 (December 2014), pp 988-1011.
  • Show Me the Money: Inter-Jurisdiction Political Competition and Fiscal Extraction in China (with Xiaobo Lu) , American Political Science Review,Volume 108 (3), August 2014, pp 706-722.
  • Five representative publications beyond the recent five-year period:
  • Migration, Environmental Hazards, and Health Outcomes in China (with Juan Chen, J. & Shuo Chen). Social Science & Medicine, Vol. 80, March 2013, pp. 85–95.
  • Decentralized Authoritarianism in China: The Communist Party's Control of Local Elites in the Post-Mao Era. Cambridge University Press, 2008.
  • “Elections in Rural China: Competition without Parties” with Deborah Davis and Shiru Wang, Comparative Political Studies (July 2010)
  • Gendered Pathways to Rural Schooling: the Interplay of Wealth and Local Institutions (with Deborah Davis, Yusheng Peng, and Jin Xiao) The China Quarterly No. 189 (March), 2007.
  • Reaching Migrants in Survey Research: The Use of the Global Positioning System to reduce coverage bias in China. Political Analysis 2005 13: 1-22 (with Mingming Shen)
  • “The Political Consequences of Economic Shocks: Implications for Political Behavior in Russia” (with Robert Person), Problems of Post-Communism, Volume 63, Issue 4, 2016, pp. 221–240.
  • Undermining authoritarian institutional innovation: The power of China's industrial giants (with Peter Lorentzen & John Yasuda). The Journal of Politics,Volume 76 (01) January 2014, pp 182-194.