Welcome to my academic website!

I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Georgia.  My research focuses on enhancing the welfare of the poor in developing economies, lying in behavioral, experimental economics as well as demand and price analysis. Using a field experiment, I have explored external and internal factors which prevent the rural poor from adopting an agricultural technology. I also have focused on modeling of individuals' food choices using nationally-representative household budget surveys and large-scale barcode scanner datasets. In particular, I use this research method to 1) better understand dynamic relationships between diet quality and economic shocks, such as price and income changes in sub-Saharan Africa and 2) address quality and variety biases in standard cost-of-living indexes that are used to measure poverty and inequality.  
I am on the job market this year (2018-19) and will be available for interviews at the ASSA January 2019 meetings in Atlanta. 

Contact: syshin@uga.edu / (+1) 706-461-9619