Siyue Ouyang, an MACRM student at Harris Public Policy, and Harris assistant professor Eyal Frank worked to estimate the relationship between wildlife related car accidents in the United States and the presence of wolves. Ouyang created a panel dataset on car accidents spanning the past few decades for analysis.

“It’s a privilege to have this opportunity. I got to know how many challenges a researcher may face during their work. As an RA, the research honed my coding and visualizing skills, deepened my understanding of the models we learned in class, giving me a hands-on experience of empirical research, which could better prepare me for my future academic career. And I’m grateful to have Professor Frank as my mentor, who always takes pleasure to help me out along the way. What’s more, the research has fostered my awareness of the cost of biodiversity loss that no one alone could be immune from.”