With an interdisciplinary background, I have a vision of my research which could embody the interaction between social-economic activities and natural systems. I am broadly interested in exploring how the human behavior affects the natural environment, and in examining how policy can lead to consumer behavior change that improves sustainability. Currently, I focus on investigating how the food consumption patterns result in specific interconnected environmental and health impacts and what are the opportunities and challenges in realizing dietary sustainability. I combine environmental footprint accounting, environmentally extended input-output analysis, and econometric models to examine the food-health-environmental nexus in China and United States, as well as at the global level. My other studies concern empirically examining the effect of climate change and air pollution on human activities such as driving and tourism, as well as the effectiveness of environmental and energy policies at the micro level.
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