Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ye is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the School of Global Policy and Strategy (GPS), UC San Diego, between 2021 and 2022. He received a PhD from the Wilf Family Department of Politics at New York University (2021), an MA in economics from the National School of Development (NSD), Peking University (2014), and a BS in mathematics from Fudan University (2011).
Ye’s research focuses on both political methodology and comparative politics. As a methodologist, he develops statistical tools to investigate the spillover effects of policies or events in time, space, and social networks, as well as to improve the transparency of research designs and hypothesis testing. His work was awarded the John T. Williams Prize by the Society for Political Methodology in 2020. As a comparativist, He applies these methods to understand the role of social learning in shaping people's views and actions under non-democratic regimes, and the interaction between contentious and electoral politics. His work has been published in journals such as the American Journal of Political Science and Electoral Studies.