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An energy and environmental economist interested in policy evaluation, policy design, and incentive mechanisms to promote the adoption of conservation and sustainability behaviors.
Environmental and energy economics, policy evaluation, incentive mechanisms for technology adoption
Chi Ta, an assistant professor at Virginia Tech, is an energy and environmental economist interested in policy evaluation, policy design, and incentive mechanisms to promote conservation and sustainability.
She also studies policies to improve disadvantaged populations' economic and environmental well-being.
She combines different theoretical and empirical strategies in her research, such as general equilibrium modeling, optimal control theories, randomized control trials, and natural or policy experiments.
She got her Ph.D in Applied Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a Master’s degree in International Business from Macquarie University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Foreign Trade University.