Yabin Da

Yabin Da

PhD Candidate in Agricultural Economics

Texas A&M University

Biography

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 (on the agricultural sector and energy sector), 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.

I am currently on the job market and will be available for interviews at the 2022 ASSA annual meeting.

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

    Texas A&M University

  • MA in Public Management, 2015

    Beijing Institute of Technology

Recent Publications

(2022). Are climate change damages on winter wheat overstated? Evidence from China. Revision requested by Journal of Environmental Economics and Management.

Job Market Paper

(2022). Effects of surface ozone and climate on historical (1980-2015) crop yields in the United States: Implication for mid-21st century projection. Environmental and Resource Economics 81: 355–378.

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(2022). Measuring sustainability: Development and application of the inclusive wealth index in China. Ecological Economics 195: 107357.

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(2021). The impacts of climate change on coal-fired power plants: Evidence from China. Energy & Environmental Science 14: 4890 - 4902.

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(2020). How do weather and climate change impact the COVID-19 pandemic? Evidence from the Chinese mainland. Environmental Research Letters 16: 1-12.

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(2019). Determinants of carbon emissions in ‘Belt and Road initiative’ countries: A production technology perspective. Applied Energy 239: 268-279.

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(2015). Highway flood disaster risk evaluation and management in China. Natural Hazards 75: 391-397.

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Working paper

(2022). The impact of different incentive policies on New Energy Vehicle demand in China’s gigantic cities. Under review.

(2021). Biomimetic Renewable Plant Material for Environmental Remediation. Revision in Nature Communications.

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