I am a doctoral student in Public Policy at Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, a Pre-Doctoral Fellow of the Harvard Environmental Economics Program, and a Fellow of the Harvard Consortium for Energy Policy Research. I am interested in environmental economics, game theory, and allocation theory. I currently focus on the role of economic activities in the the ecosystem; theory, application, and empirical testing of learning; and the theory of siting a public facility. My previous research includes evaluation of the general equilibrium effects of biofuel mandates in U.S. and EU, and analysis of the role of the automotive industry in increasing the use of alternative fuels in place of traditional ones given the complementarity between fuels and vehicles.
This past summer, I was working at Resources for the Future in Washington, D.C. with Dr. Rebecca Epanchin-Niell, studying the optimal inspection scheme for reducing biological invasion via live plants trade. Previously I worked as a research assistant for Jerry Hausman in the MIT Department of Economics, for Sergey Paltsev in the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, and for Jing Cao in the Tsinghua University Department of Economics. I was a Teaching Fellow at Harvard University Kennedy School of Government teaching Energy Policy: Technologies, Systems, and Markets with Henry Lee.
I obtained a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Engineering and a certificate in Computer Applications from Tsinghua University in 2010, and a Master of Science degree in Technology and Policy from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2012.