Graduate Research Fellow
Ying Gao is a PhD student at MIT in comparative politics and political economy. Her first project at GOV/LAB explored different urban informal communities in Jakarta, Indonesia. She has also assisted in field experiment implementation in the Philippines. Ying has previously worked as research and partnership coordinator for the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) in Southeast Asia. Her research interests are in public service provision, social institutions and state-society relations, particularly related to better governance in cities.