B.A. in Economics, University of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

M.A. in Social Sciences (with a concentration in Economics), University of Chicago

Faculty Supervisor: Climate Impact Lab

Ruozhou (David) Du is a pre-doctoral fellow at EPIC, working with the Climate Impact Lab on projects from the integration sector. Before joining the Lab, Du graduated from the University of Chicago’s Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences (MAPSS), with a concentration in Economics. Besides Environmental Economics, he is interested in innovation and economic growth. In his MA thesis, he examined whether industrial sectors that are more in need of R&D develop faster in countries with more developed IP system, taking developing countries’ reactions to the TRIPS Agreement as an experiment. Du also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

“Global temperature is now projected to warm by almost at least 2 degrees Celsius by 2100. I was really shocked when I heard that for the first time. So that when I was offered this position at EPIC, I had a sense of mission to contribute to cutting-edge research that aims to heal the world.  At CIL, I have the opportunity to participate in research studying the impact of climate change on our planet and human beings till the end of this century or even further. Providing scientific fundamentals for global environmental policy making, thereby shaping a better future for all lives is a big responsibility and something serious. It is my great honor to join a group of people with multidisciplinary backgrounds who take that responsibility and use real data to stress the urgency of taking action to battle against climate change until our human beings’ vision for a sustainable future becomes true.”