Awards: International Public Policy Association Early Career Research Award, American Political Science Association Harold D. Lasswell Award, Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management Ph.D. Dissertation Award, American Political Science Association Paul A. Sabatier Award, Southern Political Science Association Malcolm Jewell Award

: Hoover Institution Book Club, Professional Association for China’s Environment Keynote Lecture

Listed: Book Authority’s “20 Best New Regulation Books To Read In 2023”


Shen, S. V., Wang, Q., & Zhang, B. Regularized Campaigns as a New Institution for Effective Governance. [PDF] [Slides] Under review.

Shen, S. V. Can Autocracy Handle Climate Change? R&R.

Buntaine, M., Komakech, P., & Shen, S. V. Social Competition between Neighborhoods Reduces Informal Burning of Household Waste in Uganda. Preparing for submission.

Shen, S. V., Qi, H., & Li, N. The Political Economy of Forest Carbon Sink Development in China. Commissioned.

Shen, S. V. (2021). Integrating Political Science into Climate Modeling: An Example of Internalizing the Costs of Climate-Induced Violence in the Optimal Management of the Climate. Sustainability, 13, 10587.

Kopas, J., York, E., Jin, X., Harish, S. P., Kennedy, R., Shen, S. V., & Urpelainen, J. (2020). Environmental Justice in India: Incidence of Air Pollution from Coal-Fired Power Plants. Ecological Economics, 176, 106711.

Liao, X., Shen, S. V., & Shi, X. (2020). The effects of behavioral intention on the choice to purchase energy-saving appliances in China: the role of environmental attitude, concern, and perceived psychological benefits in shaping intention. Energy Efficiency, 13 (1), 33 – 49. [PDF]

Shen, S. V., Cain, B. E., & Hui, I. (2019). Public Receptivity in China towards Wind Energy Generators: A Survey Experimental ApproachEnergy Policy, 129, 619 – 627. [PDF]

Shao, Q., & Shen, S. V. (2017). When Reduced Working Time Harms the Environment: A Panel Threshold Analysis for EU-15, 1970-2010Journal of Cleaner Production, 147, 319 – 329. [PDF]

Shen, S. V. The Political Pollution Cycle. [PDF] [July 2015 journal submission]. Permanent working paper.