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Jinhui Bai

Associate Professor

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Ph.D., Economics, Yale University, May 2006

M.A., Economics, Peking University, June 2001

B.A., Economics, Renmin University of China, June 1998

Fields of Concentration

Macroeconomics, Political Economy and Economic Theory

Academic Positions

Associate Professor, School of Economic Sciences, Washington State University, August 2014 – Current

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Georgetown University, August 2006 – July 2014

Journal Articles

[1] 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.

[2] Bachmann, R., J.H. Bai, 2013. Public Consumption over the Business Cycle. Quantitative Economics, 4 (3), 417-451.

[3] 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)

[4] Bai, J.H., R. Lagunoff, 2013. Revealed Political Power. International Economic Review, 54 (4), 1085-1115. (Lead Article)

[5] Bai, J.H., R. Lagunoff, 2011. On the Faustian Dynamics of Policy and Political Power. Review of Economic Studies, 78, 17-48.

[6] Bai, J.H., I. Schwarz, 2006. Monetary equilibria in a cash-in-advance economy with incomplete financial markets. Journal of Mathematical Economics, 42, 422-451.


Contact Info

E-mail address:
Office Location:
Hulbert 111h
Office Phone:
(509) 335-4358