Jinyang Yang is a fourth year Ph.D student in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at Virginia Tech. He is passionate about exploring causal relationships by using a combination of both economic theory and applied econometric methods. His research areas include the economics of aging, household production and resource allocation, health and labor economics, and trade. Specifically, his current research mainly focuses on three topics:
- Understanding intergenerational bargaining and how policy on the elderly affects younger generations and children within family.
- Understanding and estimating the goods-time substitution in household production and its policy implications.
- Evaluating the impacts of tariff and non-tariff barriers on trade price.
Before coming to Virgina Tech, he worked as a Postgraduate Fellow at the Yale School of Public Health. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in economics at Northwest A & F University, China, with the College Excellent Thesis honor.