Ginger Jin

Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland, College Park

Ginger Zhe Jin is a Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland, College Park and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. She received her BS from the University of Science and Technology of China in 1992, MA from the Graduate School of the People’s Bank of China in 1995, and PhD from the University of California Los Angeles in 2000. Her primary fields of research are industrial organisation, health economics, and the economics of family.

Most of her research focus on information asymmetry among economic agents and how to provide information to overcome the information problem. The applications she has studied include restaurant hygiene inspections, health care organisations, prescription drugs, online trading, scientific publications, and the intrafamilial interaction between parents and children. Since 2009, she started to work on China-related issues, including migration, environment, health, blood donation and e-commerce. Her work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Bureau of Economic Research, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

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