I am an assistant professor at Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) in Bergen, Norway. I received my PhD in Economics degree from the University of Wyoming. 

I have been moving around a lot. I grew up in Baoding, the capital of pollution in China. After finishing college, I moved to New York City to study financial engineering. Then I decided to become an environmental economist and solve some real-world problems, as I grew up witnessing literally all kinds of environmental problems in my hometown. After I graduated I started working as an assistant professor in Norwegian School of Economics, located in Bergen, Norway. I'm grateful for my experience living in all these culturally unique places.

I'm interested in examining the relationship between the environment, human behavior and human health. I employ theoretical modeling coupled with empirical analysis. I do not let data availability limit my ability to answer relevant questions. Instead, I use a variety of data-collection methods including web-data scraping, laboratory experiments, field experiments and web-based experiments and survey. I am proficient in applied programming in languages including Python, Matlab and R, GIS software, as well as development software for economic experiments such as z-Tree and oTree. I am also experienced in applying machine-learning techniques with both numerical and textual data to my research.

In my spare time, I like CrossFit and scraping data from websites.