Qianqi Shen


Dissertation Topic/Title: One Size Fits None—the Local Specialized Patterns of Special Economic Zones/Development Zones in China


Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Robert Lake


Previous Degrees: Master of Science in Urban Planning, Columbia University, 2009; Bachelor in Engineering Management, Tongji University, Shanghai, China, 2007.


Contact Information

E-mail: qshen@ejb.rutgers.edu; qianqi.shen@gmail.com


Research Interest


Qianqi Shen is a doctoral candidate in Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers. Her research interests mainly are in comparative political economy and industrial development. Prior to coming to Rutgers, Qianqi graduated with a Master's degree in Urban Planning in May 2009 from Columbia University with the concentrations in economic development and international development. Her graduate thesis, titled "Guanxi and the Non-Miracle in China: Tacit Relationships and Impacts on Local Industrial Development," was granted Research Design Award by the Urban Planning department at Columbia University. She is currently working on her dissertation research, which seeks to understand the politics that produce the variation in the implementation patterns and outcomes of the national development zone programs in China.