Yasuda studies Chinese politics, focuses on issues related to regulatory failure, the political economy of development, and bureaucratic politics. He is the author of “On Feeding the Masses: An Anatomy of Regulatory Failure in China” (Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming) which examines the regulatory politics involved in China’s food safety crisis. The book argues that in order to understand China’s governance failures, scholars, regulators, and consumers must take a deeper look at the challenges large-scale countries face (in terms of scale externalities, multilevel coordination challenges, and problem identification). He has also written on regulatory politics and development issues in aviation safety, environmental protection, fishery conservation, and financial regulation. Yasuda’s writing has appeared in Regulation and Governance, the China Quarterly, and the Journal of Politics. It has also been cited by a number of media outlets, including the Guardian, the New York Times, the Financial Times, and Southern Weekly (南方周末).