Assistant Professor of Public Policy
R. Jisung Park is an assistant professor in the Department of Public Policy. He previously held an appointment with the Fielding School of Public Health in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, and received his training as an environmental and labor economist at Harvard University (PhD in Economics), where he was an NSF Fellow.
Park’s primary research interests are in environmental economics, labor economics, and public finance. He is especially interested in the labor and human capital impacts of climate change, the prospects for long-run climate adaptation, and environmental determinants of economic mobility.
Jisung received his undergraduate education in economics and political science from Columbia University (’09), and went on to pursue master’s degrees in Environmental Change and Management (’10) and Development Economics (’11) at Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship.
In the News (Recent Examples)
How extreme heat from climate change distorts human behavior (Science News Magazine)