Curriculum Vitae


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Agricultural & Applied Economics, Aug 2015-present
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, USA
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Economics, Aug 2014 – May 2015
  • North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA
  • Bachelor of Science, Economics, Sep 2010 – Jun 2014
  • Nanjing Audit University, Nanjing, China

Research Experience

Research Assistant, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Virginia Tech, VA

Project in Household Demand for Legumes in Nigeria and Ethiopia (ICRISAT), with Dr. Catherine Larochelle, Dec 2014 – Aug 2015

  • Performed economic and statistical analysis of household demand for legumes in Nigeria and Ethiopia using two-stage QUAIDS model estimation
  • Working paper: “Estimating Household Demand for Chickpea in Ethiopia and Cowpea in Nigeria Using a Two-Stage Censored Food Demand System”

Project in Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) and Global Beef Trade: A 13-year Retrospective Assessment (USDA), with Dr. Jason Grant and Dr. Everett Peterson, Aug 2015 – present

  • Developed econometric models to estimate economic and welfare impact of BSE on beef import demand in major Asian markets
  • Working paper: “BSE and Structural Changes in Beef Import Demand: Evidence from Japanese and South Korean Import Markets”

Undergraduate Research Participant, Department of Economics, Nanjing Audit University, China

Jiangsu College Students’ Innovation and Entrepreneurship Training Program, Sep 2011 – Jun 2013

  • Conducted a research project to evaluate the effects of land property reform on the social security system for the landless farmers in Jiangsu Province, China

Social Science and Humanity Fund, National Education Department, with Professor Hongliang Wang, Mar 2013 – Jun 2014

  • Analyzed the income gap and inequality in Jiangsu Province through disaggregation of the Theil Index based on the social-geographic and social status differences

Teach/Other Experience

Study Abroad Program Participant, Henry W. Bloch School of Management, University of Missouri – Kansas City, MO

Jiangsu College Students’ American Study Abroad Program (ASAP), Jul 2013 – Aug 2013

  • Gained comprehensive knowledge of worldwide innovative and entrepreneurial management by participating in entrepreneurial practice project
  • Worked as a group leader to coordinate international students project teamwork and to help convey effective communication with professors and local citizens

Teaching Assistant, Department of Economics, Nanjing Audit University, China

Courses: fundamentals of micro-/macro-economics and intermediate microeconomics, Sep 2012 – Jun 2014

  • Designed and graded assignments, tests and exams in collaboration with the course professor, and conducted mid-term and final review sessions for students


State Administration of Taxation, National Revenue Services Bureau, Jiangsu Province, Nanjing, China, Jul 2012 – Sep 2012

  • Intern of the Department of Tax Inspection, implemented the accounting materials auditing and conducted on-site investigation of the entity’s taxation


  • The Driscoll Fellowship, College of Agricultural and Life Science, Virginia Tech, Sep 2015
  • Graduate Research Assistantship, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Virginia Tech, Aug 2015 – May 2019
  • Undergraduate Scholarship of Oversea Studies (ASAP), Jiangsu Province, China, Aug 2013
  • Provincial Merit Student, Jiangsu Province, China, May 2013
  • The First Prize Scholarship, Nanjing Audit University, China, 2011 – 2014
  • Outstanding Volunteer, Nanjing Audit University, China, 2011 – 2014

Computer Skills

  • Stata
  • Matlab
  • LaTex/LyX
  • R programming
  • Microsoft office suite


  • Certificate of Accounting professional, Nov 2013
  • Certificate of Securities Professional, Dec 2013


  • native in Chinese
  • fluent in English

This page was last updated on January 2017.