Lynette is an expert on China’s politics and political economy. She writes about authoritarian politics, contentious politics, and the political economy of development. She is the author of Prosper or Perish: Credit and Fiscal Systems in Rural China (Cornell University Press, 2012). She has held postdoctoral and visiting fellowships at Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Peking University and Fudan University in China. She received her PhD from the Australian National University.
Her publications have appeared in political science and area studies journals, such as Perspectives on Politics, Comparative Politics, International Political Science Review, China Quarterly, China Journal, Journal of Contemporary China, etc. Her opinion pieces have also appeared in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Washington Post, and East Asia Forum.