I am Yalun.

This is my journey in Economics.

Contact Info:


I am a research specialist at the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics, University of Chicago and the Becker Friedman Institute. I work with Professor Manasi Deshpande and her collaborators.

My broad research interests are in the field of public and labor economics. In particular, I am interested in household finance, government assistance programs, and the rising literature in intergenerational mobility and subjective well-beings.

In my free time, I enjoy sipping a shot of espresso while reading a nonfiction book, traveling, or learning Cantonese.

Work in Progress

“Disability and Distress: The Effect of Disability Programs on Financial Outcomes” (with Manasi Deshpande and Tal Gross)


University of California, Berkeley

  • B.A. in Applied Mathematics, Economics, and Statistics

London School of Economics

  • M.Sc. in Econometrics