The Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics (AEDE) is excited to welcome our newest faculty member, Assistant Professor Yao Wang. Wang received her PhD in economics from Syracuse University. She specializes in urban economics and also has interests in international trade and development economics.
Wang's current research focuses on the impact of public transit on congestion an pollution, and how housing discrimintion and the suburbanization of jobs may impact the unemployment rate in certain underrepresented communities. She previously studied how urban sprawl impacts social capital in Indonesia.