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Laiyang Ke

PhD in Public Policy

Laiyang Ke is a doctoral candidate in the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Northeastern University, specializing in urban public finance, financing for local infrastructure, and urban informatics. Laiyang is currently working on a research project examines local governments’ decisions on adopting innovative infrastructure financing instruments.

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In the future, Laiyang will focus on the different financing tools employed by local governments and their implications on local communities. Laiyang is also interested in using large-scale urban data (like administrative records and naturally occurred data) to facilitate economic and social policy-making in metropolitan areas. For the last two years, Laiyang has been engaging in teaching quantitative research methods and statistical programming software like R and STATA.

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