Weifeng Zhong

Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Senior Research Fellow

3434 Washington Blvd., 4th Floor

Arlington, VA 22201

United States

http://www.weifengzhong.com/

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

11

DOWNLOADS

403

SSRN CITATIONS

2

CROSSREF CITATIONS

3

Scholarly Papers (11)

1.

Reading China: Predicting Policy Change with Machine Learning

AEI Economics Working Paper Series (No. 2018-11)
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 06 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 14 Apr 2019
Julian TszKin Chan and Weifeng Zhong
Bates White Economic Consulting and Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 179 (199,490)
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policy change, machine learning, China, People’s Daily, propaganda

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On the Observational Implications of Knightian Uncertainty

AEI Economics Working Paper Series
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 01 Dec 2017 Last Revised: 22 Jun 2018
Kevin A. Hassett and Weifeng Zhong
American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 39 (502,318)
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ambiguity, Knightian uncertainty, prediction market, maxmin preferences

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Political Institutions and the Governmental Burden on Businesses

Forthcoming, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 14 Dec 2017 Last Revised: 01 Apr 2018
Ruiqing Zhong and Weifeng Zhong
Zhejiang University - Guanghua Law School and Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 38 (506,870)
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bureaucracy, taxation, fiscal policy, democracy, autocracy

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A Theory of the Material Foundation of Psychology: With an Application to the Non-Salience of Economic Classes

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 11 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 16 Apr 2018
Y. Stephen Chiu and Weifeng Zhong
The University of Hong Kong - School of Economics and Finance and Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 29 (552,977)
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class; race; intergroup relationship; group identity; group loyalty; psychology

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Emergency Executive Powers: Not Needed Indefinitely

Mercatus Special Edition Policy Brief
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 05 May 2020
Weifeng Zhong, Christos A. Makridis and James Diddams
Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Independent and Independent
Downloads 28 (558,793)

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healthcare, coronavirus, lockdown, emergency powers, coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19, public health, economics, quarantine, economy, economic crisis

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Words Speak Louder Than Numbers: Estimating China’s COVID-19 Severity with Deep Learning

Mercatus COVID-19 Response Working Paper Series
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 29 Dec 2020
Bates White Economic Consulting, Data Scientist, Data Scientist, Mercatus Center at George Mason University and Independent Researcher
Downloads 26 (570,892)

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policy change, propaganda, deep learning, coronavirus, COVID-19, SARS, outbreak

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Predicting Authoritarian Crackdowns: A Machine Learning Approach

Mercatus Research Paper
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 02 Mar 2020
Julian TszKin Chan and Weifeng Zhong
Bates White Economic Consulting and Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 25 (577,225)

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policy change, machine learning, protest, crackdown, propaganda

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Sanctioning an Unruly Ally: Understanding Sino-North Korean Trade Through the People's Daily

AEI Economics Working Paper Series
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 01 Dec 2017 Last Revised: 20 Mar 2018
Weifeng Zhong
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 16 (637,298)

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China, North Korea, nonproliferation, nuclear crisis, People's Daily, sanctions, trade

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Governmental System and Economic Volatility in Democracies

AEI Economics Working Paper No. 2018-06, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Research Paper No. 18-09
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 25 May 2018 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2018
Chen Cheng, Christopher Li and Weifeng Zhong
Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School, Florida State University and Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 14 (651,615)
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To What Extent Defining a Group Predicates on Defining Other Groups?

Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 11 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 16 Apr 2018
Y. Stephen Chiu and Weifeng Zhong
The University of Hong Kong - School of Economics and Finance and Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 9 (688,324)

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Group identity, material payoffs, psychological payoffs, stereotyping, self-stereotyping

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The Candidates in Their Own Words: A Textual Analysis of 2016 Presidential Primary Debates

AEI Economic Perspectives (2016)
Posted: 06 May 2018
Weifeng Zhong
Mercatus Center at George Mason University

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