Bio: Jaecheol is a PhD student in Agricultural and Resource Economics at UC Berkeley and a grantee of the Fulbright scholarship. He graduated from Seoul National University (SNU) with a BA in Economics and Hispanic Linguistics and Literature. He also earned a Master’s in International Studies in the same university with a concentration in development. Prior to coming to Berkeley, he worked as a researcher at the Center for International Development Cooperation in SNU and worked as a consultant for Deloitte LLC.
Research: His research currently focuses on the impact of transboundary air pollution. Specifically, he is interested in identifying the effect of Chinese air pollution on South Korea, which is a rising issue between the neighboring countries.
Fields of interest: Environmental economics, transboundary pollution and development economics