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guanchi zhang

Guanchi Zhang

S.J.D. Candidate

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Urban Economic Inequality in China’s Decentralization Reform

This project is aimed at examining how the legal structure of decentralization reform in contemporary China influences urban economic inequality.

Fields of Research and Supervisors

  • Decentralization and Local Governance with Professor Gerald Frug, Harvard Law School, Principal Faculty Supervisor
  • Chinese Law and Legal History with Professor William Alford, Harvard Law School
  • Chinese Politics and Society with Professor Elizabeth Perry, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

Additional Research Interests

  • Political Economy
  • Administrative Law
  • Law and Development


  • Harvard Law School, S.J.D. Candidate, 2016-Present
  • Harvard Law School, LL.M. Program, 2015-2016 (requirements fulfilled, degree waived)
  • Peking University, China, LL.M., 2015
  • Peking University, China, B.Ec., 2013
  • Peking University, China, LL.B., 2013

Last Updated: October 18, 2016