Yana Jin

High Meadows Environmental Economics Fellow


Areas of expertise:
Environmental Economics; Public Policy; Energy; Climate Change; Environmental Health

Yana’s research is at the intersection of energy, climate, and health: understanding the health and economic impacts from fossil fuel induced air pollution and identifying cost effective energy strategies that co-benefit climate and health. To make research relevant with near term policy, Yana emphasizes the understanding of context. Combining results on efficiency and distributional impacts with the local political economy dynamics, her research informs decentralized climate and environmental actions.


Yana holds a Ph.D. in environmental economics, B.A. in economics and B.S. in biology, all from Peking University. Prior to joining EDF Yana was a postdoc at William & Mary. She was also a visiting scholar at the Beijer Institute of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Toulouse School of Economics.


  • PhD in Environmental Economics, Peking University


Jin Y, Andersson H & Zhang S. 2020. Do preferences to reduce health risks related to air pollution depend on illness type? Evidence from a choice experiment in Beijing, China. JEEM.

Jin Y, Liu X, Chen X & Dai H. 2020. Carbon emission allowance allocation matters for China’s emission trading: a general equilibrium analysis. 2020. Energy Economics.

Jin Y, Peng W and Urpelainen J, 2020. An ultra-low emission coal power fleet for cleaner but not hotter air. ERL.

Zhang X, Jin Y, Dai H, Xie Y & Zhang S, 2019. Health and economic benefits of cleaner residential heating in the Beijing–Tianjin–Hebei region in China. Energy Policy.

Jin Y, Andersson H & Zhang S, 2016. Air pollution control policies in China: a retrospective and prospects. IJERPH.

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