Jaya Wen

PhD student, Department of Economics, Yale University

Jaya Wen is a PhD student in the Department of Economics at Yale University. She uses theory-motivated applied empirical tools to answer questions in development economics, political economy, and firm behavior. Her recent work focuses on the political economy drivers of misallocation in China, particularly how social stability motives determine state employment. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, kayaking, writing fiction, and playing soccer.

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