Ph.D. Candidate in Economics
Chika Okafor’s scholarship lies at the intersection of law, economics, and public policy. His research combines economic theory, econometric techniques, and legal analysis to uncover mechanisms of—as well as inform solutions to—socioeconomic inequality. Some of his recent work investigates (1) what levers can be used to increase U.S. support for climate policy, as well as (2) environmental justice—in particular the impact of climate change on social, economic, and health disparities. Chika earned a JD from Yale Law School and a BA in Economics (with Honors) from Stanford University.