Placement: PhD Public Policy, Chicago Harris

Yuqi Song is a 3rd year PhD student at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. Her research interest lies with environmental, energy and climate economics. She is currently working on projects related to the effects of energy policies and the impacts of advancing forecast technology in China. Before entering Harris, she worked as a Pre-Doctoral Fellow at the Energy Policy Institute at Chicago, and earned an MBA at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with a focus on finance. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Economics from MIT.

“When I came to EPIC, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to continue pursuing a career in academic research or go work in industry,” Song says. “Working at EPIC helped me see how truly valuable academic research can be if we work to make it part of policy conversations. I’m excited to now continue researching the economics of pollution and climate change, which have such a profound impact on human life.”