Adam Liu is a Postdoctoral Aassociate at the MacMillan Center, Yale University. His research thus far has centered on how politics and political institutions affect economic outcomes. His book-style dissertation—drawing from two years of fieldwork and a unique dataset that covers the spatial information of all Chinese banks and credit unions built since 1949—seeks to distill the political logic of banking development in China and its economic consequences. At Yale, besides working on the book project, he is also collaborating on a new project on the political economy of religion in China, developing and analyzing the largest ever geocoded dataset of all religious sites built in China from the 19thcentury to the present. In July 2019, he will be joining the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore as an Assistant Professor.