EPIC Lunch Series feat. Amir Jina

Infant Mortality and Fertility Effects of Particulate Matter in Developing Countries: Evidence from 1,000,000 Births

Amir Jina is a Postdoctoral Scholar at Center for Robust Decision Making on Climate and Energy Policy (RDCEP) and the Economics Department of University of Chicago as well as a Senior Fellow at the Energy Policy Institute of Chicago (EPIC). An environmental and development economist, his research focuses on the role of the environment and environmental change in the shaping how societies develop. He uses applied economic techniques combined with methods from climate science and remote sensing to understand the impacts of climate in both rich and poor countries, and has conducted fieldwork related to climate change adaptation with communities in India, Bangladesh, Kenya, and Uganda. Prior to University of Chicago, Amir was a visiting scholar at the Goldman School of Public Policy in University of California, Berkeley where he worked on the economic analysis of the Risky Business initiative, an independent assessment of the economic risks posed by a changing climate in the U.S commissioned by co-chairs Michael R. Bloomberg, Henry Paulson, and Tom Steyer. Amir received his Ph.D. in Sustainable Development and M.A. in Climate and Society both from Columbia University, B.A.s in Mathematics and Theoretical Physics from Trinity College, Dublin, and previously worked with the Red Cross/Red Crescent in South Asia.

Location: Saieh Hall for Economics (SHFE) 021