Wei Lin
Job Market Paper:
Misspecified Learning in Technology Adoption: Experimental Evidence from Fertilizer Misapplication
Fields of research:
  • Development Economics, Economic Geography
  • Agricultural & Resource Economics
Publications / Working Papers:
  • The causal impact of economics education on decision-making: Evidence from a natural experiment in China (with Binkai Chen and Ao Wang). Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization (2021), 188, pp.1124-1143. (Second Year Paper)







  • Policy Work/Pre-Doctoral Publications:
    Does the implementation of reference pricing result in reduced utilization? Evidence from inpatient and outpatient procedures (with Holly Elser, Ralph A. Catalano, and Timothy Brown). Medical Care Research and Review (2020), p.1077558720971117.





  • Residential electricity consumption after the reform of tiered pricing for household electricity in China (with Gang Du, Chuangwang Sun, and Dingzhong Zhang). Applied Energy (2015), 157, pp.276-283.




  • The Incentive for Firms' Innovation: Evidence from China's Rising Labor Cost, Management World (in Chinese) (2013), (10), 95-105, 2013.

  • M.A. Economics, Renmin University of China, 2014-2016
  • B.A. Economics, Xiamen University, 2014-2016
Honors and Awards:
  •  Grants:
    Coauthored project funded by PEDL Exploratory Research Grant (PI: Adam Szeidl and Jing Cai), 2019-2020
    Project funded by CEGA Development Challenge Funding ($9,000, PI: Ao Wang), 2020
    Weiss Family Spring Fund for Research (x2) ($43,743, PI) Fall 2019, Spring 2020
    The Sacheti Family Fellowship, 2020
    UC Berkeley Graduate Division Summer Grant (x2) ($7,000), 2019-2020
    Weiss Family Spring Fund for Research ($37,900, PI), Spring 2019
    Humane Studies Fellowship, Institute for Humane Studies ($3,000), 2018
    Fong Graduate Student Fellowships, UC Berkeley ($2,000), 2018
    Project funded by CUFE Research Fund (~$30,000, PI: Binkai Chen), 2017
    Hayek Fund Award& Humane Studies Research Grant ($1,700), 2017, 2018
    National Natural Science Foundation of China (PI: Chuanwang Sun, Grant Nos. 71472065), 2015

  • Awards:
    The Best Paper Award of the 7th XMU International Workshop on Experimental Economics 2019
    Sidney Hoos Award for Best Second-Year Econometrics Paper, UC Berkeley ARE 2018
    National Scholarship, Ministry of Education, China (x2) 2013, 2015
    Best Paper Award, the 7th Conference for Innovation, Ministry of Education 2015
    CFA Institute Award for Outstanding Research and Leadership 2015

  • ARE 213: Applied Econometrics (2nd year PhD course), 2020
  • Econ C181: International Economics, 2021-
  • Econ C171: Economic Development, 2020
  • Economics of Innovation and Intellectual Property, 2019
  • Marco Gonzalez-Navarro
    Associate Professor, Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Berkeley
    Email: marcog@berkeley.edu
    Phone: +1 (510) 642-3345

  • Benjamin Faber
    Associate Professor, Department of Economics, UC Berkeley
    Email: benfaber@econ.berkeley.edu
    Phone: +1 (510)-495-7096


  • Jeremy Magruder
    Associate Professor, Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Berkeley
    Email: jmagruder@berkeley.edu
    Phone: +1 (510) 643-8742

  • Adam Szeidl
    Professor, Department of Economics and Business, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
    E-mail: szeidla@ceu.edu
    Phone: +361 327 3000 x 2124 

Contact Information:

Agricultural & Resource Economics University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California
Email: wei_lin@berkeley.edu
Phone: +1 (510)-710-8345 

Placement Directors:

Professor Maximilian Auffhammer
Tel: 510-643-5472

Professor Sofia Villas-Boas

Placement Officer:

Diana Lazo
Tel: 510-642-3345

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