Before coming to UW, I obtained a B.S. in Atmospheric Sciences and a M.S. in Environmental Planning and Management, both at Peking University, China. My master thesis at Peking University was about non-market valuation, using contingent valuation method to estimate the willingness to pay for improved air quality in Beijing. Then I attended Department of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics at University of Rhode Island pursuing graduate work at the doctoral level. At URI, I got the opportunity to learn experimental economics and started to participate in a research project testing four different rebate mechanisms for public goods provision based on lab economic experiments. With a M.S. in Resource Economics at URI, I transferred to UW in the winter of 2012. My current research is studying auction based mechanisms for the provision of public goods.
After obtaining a B.S. in Resource Economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2008, I began graduate work at the University of Rhode Island. Initially interested in non-market valuation, after my first year I began working instead on fisheries economics with Dr. Anderson. In 2011 I obtained an M.S. in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics with research evaluating the impacts of a change in Rhode Island management of summer flounder on harvesters’ revenues. Currently I am a NMFS-Sea Grant Marine Resource Economics Fellow and a PhD student in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences here at the University of Washington. I am primarily interested in behavioral responses to fishery regulations and dynamic modeling.