I am a PhD candidate in Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. My research interests lie in the field of energy and environmental economics and policy. My work uses economic and econometric models to examine the impacts of a wide range of policies, including building efficiency, air pollution, and electricity markets. My job market paper studies one of the most critical obstacles hindering the transition to renewable energy sources and focuses on the transmission interconnection process in the United States. Specifically, I examine the impact of cost allocation uncertainty on generators’ decision to ultimately connect to the grid.
Prior to my PhD, I worked as a research analyst at the Duke University Energy Initiative. I earned my B.A. in environmental economics from Renmin University of China and an M.S. in environmental economics and policy from Duke University.
I am on the job market during AY 2023-2024.
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Ph.D. in Public Policy, 2018 - 2024 (expected)
Carnegie Mellon University
M.S. in Environmental Economics and Policy, 2013 - 2015
B.A. in Environmental Economics, 2009 - 2013
Renmin University of China
“Impact of a Cap-and-Trade Program on Local Air Pollution: Evidence from the Acid Rain Program”, joint with Karen Clay and Edson Severnini
“Impact of Potential Information Asymmetry in the Interconnection Process”
“Collective Action on Transmission Infrastructure Construction”
“Transmission Limitations on Renewable Energy Integration”