Hello. My name is Mingcong Pan (pronounced as "Ming-Tsong PAN").
I am a political scientist and applied economist working on the intersection of political economy, comparative politics, and development economics. I am particularly interested in the formation of identity and cultural beliefs; their interaction with rational considerations; and their roles in shaping people’s behavior as well as the implications for broader political and economic patterns.
Currently, I am a joint PhD student in the Department of Political Science and the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where I major in comparative politics, development economics, and political methodology. Prior to Wisconsin, I received an MSc in economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a BA in economics and finance from the University of Hong Kong.