I am Yalun.

This is my journey in Economics.

Contact: yalunsu[at]gmail.com

I am a research assistant at the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics and the Becker Friedman Institute at the University of Chicago. I will be joining the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy as a PhD student in Fall 2019.

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

Working Paper

“Disability and Distress: The Effect of Disability Programs on Financial Outcomes,” with Manasi Deshpande and Tal Gross. Manuscript.

Originally released as NBER Working Paper #25642.


M.Sc. in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, London School of Economics, 2018.

B.A. in Applied Mathematics, Economics, and Statistics with Distinction in General Scholarship, University of California, Berkeley, 2016.