Jing Cai Receives 2019 AGNR On-Campus Junior Faculty Excellence Award

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May 15, 2019

Jing Cai, assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, is a rising star in the field of development economics. She’s been elected as a research fellow of many major research organizations, her work has been published in the highest ranked journals in economics, and she’s been invited to give over 100 presentations at prestigious venues throughout the U.S. and around the world. She’s been named an associate editor of one of the leading development economics journals—the only non-tenured faculty member to be so honored.

In 2018, Jing was awarded the Sun Yefang Prize, China's highest honor for economists. Her findings have had a significant impact on China’s industrial policies, and there are pilot programs in locations ranging from China to Africa to the UK that utilize her methods. Jing has built strong collaborative relationships with policy makers in China, allowing her to conduct field experiments and surveys at a large scale. As a result, her findings have immediate implications for policy at the national level. Jing is an extremely valued colleague, researcher, and educator within the college.

Congratulations to Jing for receiving the 2019 AGNR On-Campus Junior Faculty Excellence Award.