Researcher Profile

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Yunguang Chen

Postdoctoral Fellow

Topics of Interest

Yunguang Chen’s research focuses on investigating the economic impacts of energy and environmental policies, using dynamic and multi-regional general equilibrium models. He is currently examining the revenue recycling and tax interaction effects of carbon tax policies, as well as assessing fiscal impact, economic performance, and leakage rate under Federal-State energy policy interactions. He is also applying general-equilibrium models with job search frictions to investigate how environmental regulations affect employment shifts between industries. His past work includes assessments of Oregon’s economic vulnerability and resilience to tsunamis, market-based land management policy to adapt sea-level rise in California, ocean economy accounting, timber communities’ recovery from Northwest Forest Plan, and the cost-effectiveness of Annual Crop Revenue Election program to manage farm revenue risks.

Chen is in RFF’s Energy and Climate Program.


PhD in applied economics, Oregon State University, 2015
Graduate certificate in statistics, Purdue University, 2010
MS in agricultural economics, Purdue University, 2010
BS in food science, Purdue University, 2008

Recent Work

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