Yabin Da

Yabin Da

PhD Candidate in Agricultural Economics

Texas A&M University


I am a PhD Candidate at the Department of Agricultural Economics, Texas A&M University, under the supervision of Dr. Bruce McCarl.

My research mainly focuses on environmental economics and applied econometrics. Most of my works closely relate to climate change. I have covered three topics: The economic driving forces of climate change, the impacts of climate change, and how to use market-incentive mechanisms to curb emissions. I also have a particular interest on casual studies (policy evaluations to be more precise).

Currently, I am working on a project which examines the effects of ozone exposure (that is “bad” ozone on the surface, not the “good” ozone in the space) on crop yields in both the United States and China. The latter one is funded by the Fifth Round of IPCC Scholarship Programme and the Cuomo Foundation, please find more information from here.

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  • Environmental Economics
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Casual Inference
  • Climate Change
  • PhD in Agricultural Economics, 2017-

    Texas A&M University

  • MA in Public Management, 2015

    Beijing Institute of Technology

Recent Publications

(2020). How do weather and climate change impact the COVID-19 pandemic? Evidence from the Chinese mainland. Environmental Research Letters.


(2019). Determinants of carbon emissions in ‘Belt and Road initiative’ countries: A production technology perspective. Applied Energy.


(2014). Highway flood disaster risk evaluation and management in China. Natural Hazards.


Working paper

(2021). Biomimetic Renewable Plant Material for Environmental Remediation. To be submitted to Nature Sustainability.

(2021). Are climate change damages on winter wheat overstated? Evidence from China. Job Market Paper.

(2021). Effects of surface ozone and climate on historical (1980-2015) crop yields in the United States: Implication for mid-21st century projection. Revised and resubmitted to Environmental and Resource Economics.

(2021). The impacts of climate change on coal-fired power plants: Evidence from China. in press Energy & Environmental Science.

(2021). Heterogeneities in the impacts of climate change on residential electricity consumption: Evidence from China. Under review at Energy Journal.

(2021). Measuring sustainability: Development and application of the inclusive wealth index in China. Under review at Ecological Economics.

Technical Notes in R


  • 600 John Kimbrough Blvd, College Station, TX 77843
  • Enter the Agricultural & Life Science Building and I am waiting for you in ROOM 390.