Welcome to my website. I am an assistant professor of economics at Young Harris College.

My research interests are labor economics, public economics, and economic development. I have developed a coherent and multidimensional research agenda that can be classified into three strands of scholarly work. My primary work focuses on the importance of culture and language in the labor market and how they affect wages and employee welfare. The second strand of my research examines migration decision-making and the economic assimilation of migrants. Finally, I have extended my research to explore the role that policy and culture play in gender and racial inequities in the labor market.

You can reach me via e-mail: yjiao0207@gmail.com.