Zhaosong Ruan

Assistant Instructional Professor


Zhaosong Ruan is an Assistant Instructional Professor at the Harris School of Public Policy. He teaches courses in analytical politics and politics in weakly institutionalized and developing countries. His teaching and research interest broadly encompasses formal theories in political economy, with a focus on nondemocratic politics, bureaucracy, and the political economy of development. During his time as a PhD student at the Harris School, Zhaosong served as head teaching assistants for various courses including Analytical Politics I and II (MPP), and Political Economy I and II (PhD). Zhaosong holds PhD and MPP from the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, and a BSSc (Bachelor of Social Science) degree in Economics from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.