Yabin Da

Yabin Da

Assistant Professor

Renmin University of China


I am an assistant professor at the School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Renmin University of China. I obtained my Ph.D. degree in Agricultural Economics from Texas A&M University in May 2022, under the supervision of Dr. Bruce McCarl.

My research mainly focuses on environmental economics (with a particular interest in climate change) and applied econometrics. Projects I am currently working on include: 1) estimating the potential and effectiveness of adaptation actions to climate change; 2) quantifying the effects of climate change-induced extreme incidences on our society; 3) identifying overlooked consequences of environmental regulations to non-targeted sectors (such “welfare” impacts, in certain cases, could be substantial).

P.S. This website is still being updated though not as frequently as before. Most of the updates lie in the data sections. Hope that saves you some time from data searching.

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  • Environmental Economics
  • Climate Change
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Casual Inference
  • PhD in Agricultural Economics, 2017 - 2022

    Texas A&M University

  • MA in Public Management, 2012 - 2015

    Beijing Institute of Technology

  • BA in Information Management and Information System, 2008 - 2012

    North China University of Science and Technology

Recent Publications

(2023). Heterogeneities in the impacts of climate change on residential electricity consumption: Evidence from China. Climatic Change 176: 110.


(2022). The impact of different incentive policies on New Energy Vehicle demand in China’s gigantic cities. Energy Policy 168: 113137.


(2022). Sustainable environmental remediation via biomimetic multifunctional lignocellulosic nano-framework. Nature Communications 13: 4368.


(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.


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


(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.


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


Working paper

(2023). Climate change and winter wheat yields: The roles of freezing days and long-run adaptations. Under review.