Bachelor of Arts in Financial Economics, Guanghua School of Management; B.S. in Applied Mathematics, Peking University

Faculty Supervisor: Michael Greenstone

Jinglin Yang is a pre-doctoral fellow at EPIC, working for Professor Michael Greenstone on a variety of environmental economics projects, such as the value of statistical life and the health impact of climate change. She holds a bachelor’s in economics and applied mathematics from Peking University in 2019 and a master’s in social science with a concentration in economics from University of Chicago in 2020. Jinglin’s interest is in environmental economics, with a particular attention to developing countries, especially her home country of China.

“I was born in a small county where there is clean air, blue sky, but bad economic performance. On the other hand, while I studied in Beijing, there was severe air pollution and murky sky, but good economic performance. It made me begin to reflect on whether environmental pollution is inevitable for economic development and which policy would be effective and efficient for developing countries. I believe EPIC would be an ideal place where I could further my understanding of these issues. At EPIC, I am excited about working on research on environmental issues, with particular attention to developing countries, such as the health impact of climate change and people’s valuation about their life. Moreover, I enjoy working in the warm and friendly atmosphere at EPIC.”