Junze Sun is submitting his PhD thesis at CREED, University of Amsterdam and Tinbergen Institute before September 2019 before joining the European University Institute (EUI) as a two-year Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellow.
Junze’s research interests lie in political economics, microeconomic theory, as well as behavioral and experimental economics. His PhD thesis explores the influence of media in modern elections, using both theoretical modelling and laboratory experiments. During the fall of 2016 and 2017, he visited the EUI for a couple of months as a visiting researcher.
In the coming years, Junze plans to pursue research projects under two broad themes. The first concerns voters' demands for biased information sources and their electoral consequences. This builds partly on his existing work, and will be his primary focus in the first year of the fellowship. The second theme concerns how the media interact with other economic forces that affect political participation. This will be his primary focus in the second year of the fellowship.
Junze’s teaching interests primarily lie in courses related to microeconomics, for both undergraduate and graduate students. He has diverse teaching and thesis supervision experience. He has been a teaching assistant for the courses Economics of Markets and Organizations (undergraduate, University of Amsterdam), Intermediate Microeconomics (undergraduate, University of Amsterdam) and Asset Pricing (graduate, Tinbergen Institute). Moreover, he has supervised over 18 BA theses on various topics during his PhD contract.