PhD Economics, Harvard University
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Public Policy, UCLA
Jisung Park is an economist studying how climate change impacts economic productivity and human health.
Jisung earned a BA in economics and political science from Columbia University, an MSc degrees in development economics and environmental policy from Oxford University, and a PhD in economics from Harvard University. Jisung's doctoral work in environmental economics examined the economics effects of climate change from a variety of perspectives: from how heat affects student test scores to how daily heat shocks affect local labor productivity. Jisung received a Climate Change Solutions Fund grant to support his research while he was a graduate student at Harvard.
As an Environmental Fellow, Jisung worked with faculty in the Department of Economics and the Kennedy School to explore the potential for long-run climate adaptation and the possible mechanisms through which such adaptation is likely to occur, namely: structural investments (e.g., air conditioning); physiology and personal behavior; and new cultural norms in the workplace.
Faculty from the Department of Economics and Harvard Kennedy School