C.-Y. Cynthia Lin

  • Cynthia Lin is an Associate Professor with a joint appointment in the Agricultural and Resource Economics Department and the Environmental Science and Policy Department at the University of California at Davis. Professor Lin is also the President of the U.S. Association for Energy Economics Bay Area Chapter and one of the eight economists selected to serve on the California State Controller’s Council of Economic Advisors. Her fields of interest are environmental and natural resource economics, energy economics, industrial organization, applied econometrics, and applied microeconomics. Professor Lin has received numerous awards for her research, including the International Society for New Institutional Economics Award for the Best Ph.D. Dissertation; the Harvard University Stone Fellow Award for Best Paper Written by a Doctoral Student in Environmental and Resource Policy; and the UC-Davis Hellman Fellowship for promising young faculty who exhibit potential for great distinction in their research. Her research has also been featured in such media outlets as the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Guardian, and Platt’s blog. Professor Lin received her bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, in Environmental Science and Public Policy from Harvard College in 2000 and her Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University in 2006.