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Faculty and Staff Profile

Yichen Christy Zhou

Assistant Professor

Office: 223 Sirrine Hall, Clemson, SC,
Phone: (864) 656-4342
Personal Website:

 Educational Background

Ph.D. Economics
University of Maryland 2014-2016

M.A. Economics
University of Maryland 2010-2014

B.A. Mathematics
University of Virginia 2008-2010

Bachelor student at large
Huazhong University of Science and Technology 2006-2008

 Courses Taught

Intermediate Microeconomics
Introduction to Econometrics
Computer Methods in Economics


My research interest lies in environmental and energy economics. My research focuses on energy efficiency in vehicles market, the impact of environmental policies on the energy-efficient technological change, explanations for energy paradox, and ancillary benefits of regulating pollution emissions. I received my Ph.D. in economics from the University of Maryland at College Park in 2016. Before joining Clemson, I was on leave at Resources for the Future (RFF) from 2016 and 2017. I grew up in Wuhan and graduated in 2010 from the University of Virginia at Charlottesville with a B.A. in mathematics. 

 Research Interests

Primary: Environmental and Energy Economics, Industrial Organization
Secondary: Microeconometrics, Innovation and Technological Change


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