Hello! This is Dr. Yongyang Cai, Professor at Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics, The Ohio State University. Prior to joining OSU, I was a Senior Research Scientist at the Becker Friedman Institute of the University of Chicago, and a Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University.

My research interests include computational economics, climate change economics, integrated modeling, environmental and resource economics, and decision making under uncertainty. My current research focuses on dynamic stochastic integration of climate and economy, as well as integrated modeling of regional economy, food, energy and water systems. I have published peer-reviewed papers in leading academic journals including Journal of Political Economy, Journal of the European Economic Association, Quantitative Economics, Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, Journal of the Environmental Economics and Management, Nature Climate Change, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and Operations Research. I am a co-investigator on several research projects funded by the National Science Foundation and USDA-NIFA. I currently serve as an Associate Editor at Climatic Change, and an editorial board member at Computational Economics. In 2021, I received the Erik Kempe Award in environmental and resource economics.

I received an MS in Financial Mathematics in 2008 and a PhD in Computational and Mathematical Engineering in 2010, both from Stanford University.