Ph.D., Economics, Yale University, May 2006
M.A., Economics, Peking University, June 2001
Fields of Concentration
Associate Professor, School of Economic Sciences, Washington State University, August 2014 – Current
 Bachmann, R., J.H. Bai, M. Lee, and F. Zhang, 2020, The Welfare and Distributional Effects of Fiscal Volatility: a Quantitative Evaluation. Review of Economic Dynamics, 38, 127-153.
 Bachmann, R., J.H. Bai, 2013. Public Consumption over the Business Cycle. Quantitative Economics, 4 (3), 417-451.
 Bachmann, R., J.H. Bai, 2013. Politico-economic Inequality and the Comovement of Government Purchases. Review of Economic Dynamics, 16 (4), 565-580. (Lead Article)
 Bai, J.H., R. Lagunoff, 2013. Revealed Political Power. International Economic Review, 54 (4), 1085-1115. (Lead Article)
 Bai, J.H., R. Lagunoff, 2011. On the Faustian Dynamics of Policy and Political Power. Review of Economic Studies, 78, 17-48.