Join us to find out more about our programmes, meet the admission team and experience RSIS teaching through a masterclass titled “Loyalty-competence trade-off and leadership formation in China: machine-learning approach” by Asst Prof Jonghyuk Lee, Coordinator of the MSc (Asian Studies) at RSIS.
Register here by 15 October. Registered participants will receive Zoom details one day before the event.
Loyalty-competence trade-off and leadership formation in China: machine-learning approach
Many experts have attempted to predict the selection outcomes of the Chinese leadership by using qualitative judgments based on historical insights. Instead, this class introduces a machine-learning approach to demonstrate how the promotion prospects of Chinese high-ranking officials can be evaluated quantitatively. The estimated promotion prospects can serve a dual purpose: not only identifying competent candidates within the current promotion framework but also measuring the level of loyalty for candidates who are favored by the ruler. This class illustrates how the current formation of the Chinese leadership vividly shows the loyalty-competence trade-off in authoritarian politics.