R. Jisung Park
Assistant Professor, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
R. Jisung Park is an environmental and labor economist interested in research that can inform policy. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor in the department of Public Policy at UCLA. A Rhodes Scholar, he received his PhD in economics at Harvard University, where he was an NSF doctoral fellow.His research is motivated by a desire to better understand how market failures such as climate change may affect social and economic outcomes, particularly in the context of labor and human capital investment. He is also interested in the process by which individuals and firms may – or may not – adapt to climate change, and how our understanding of adaptation informs the design of climate policy.
Methodologically, his combines micro-economic theory with quasi-experimental research designs to understand the welfare consequences of environmental market failures, and to assess the impact of policies designed to mitigate them.