Assistant Professor of Economics
B.A, B.S., Peking University, 2012; M.A., Johns Hopkins University, 2016; Ph.D., 2018; Caltech, 2018-.
Yi Xin's research lies at the intersection of empirical industrial organization and structural econometric modeling. She studies economic mechanisms and consumer behavior in markets with asymmetric information and various emerging online marketplaces using novel micro-level data. In much of her work, she develops econometric techniques that help facilitate identification and estimation of structural parameters that can rationalize individual decisions.
Xin received two bachelor's degrees from Peking University in 2012, in economics and psychology, and in 2018 earned her PhD from Johns Hopkins University in economics. In fall 2019, she spent a season as a visiting scientist at the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing at UC Berkeley.
Empirical Industrial Organization; Econometrics; Applied Microeconomics
Balancing the Forces of the Market
November 22, 2019
Yi Xin discusses the economics of peer-to-peer lending, or microloan, markets.
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October 10, 2018
Caltech welcomes 12 faculty members who will join the Institute's six divisions over the academic year, representing fields ranging from cosmochemistry and microeconomics to genome engineering and the philosophical underpinnings of quantum theory.