C.-Y. Cynthia Lin Lawell's Students

I find working with students on research projects to be one of the most rewarding parts of my job, and I work hard to be a good advisor and mentor. With each of my students, I strive hard to advise, mentor, guide, and teach them so that they are challenged to do research to the best of their ability, and so that the research they conduct with me results in as high quality a publication as possible.

Some of my students and former students are affiliated with Cornell University Dynamics, Economics, Econometrics, Policy, and Games: Rigorous Environmental, Energy, Natural Resource, Agriculture, and Development Analysis and Research (DEEP-GREEN-RADAR).

Some of my students and former students are affiliated with Cornell University Think-tank for Resources, Energy, and the Environment: Science and Policy-related Economic Analysis and Research (TREESPEAR).


I am currently working with the following talented, conscientious, and motivated students and post docs, who enjoy tackling challenges and using economics to understand and make a positive difference in the world.



Current post docs

Olena Sambucci
Postdoctoral scholar, Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Davis
Ph.D., Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Davis, 2015
email: olenasambucci at gmail dot com


Current students

Ernst Bertone Oehninger
Ph.D. candidate, Ecology, University of California at Davis
email: ebertone at ucdavis dot edu

Vincent H. Kerestes
B.A., Economics, Cornell University, 2019
email: vhk5 at cornell dot edu

Dingyi Li
Ph.D. candidate, Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University
M.S., Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University, 2019
email: dl922 at cornell dot edu

Yuanzhe (Roger) Li
Ph.D. candidate, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California at Davis
email: rgli at ucdavis dot edu

David Lim
B.S., Environmental Science and Management, University of California at Davis, 2017
email: dahlim at ucdavis dot edu

Michael Pocress
B.S. candidate, Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University
email: mnp25 at cornell dot edu

Louis Sears
Ph.D. candidate, Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University
email: lss34 at cornell dot edu
curriculum vitae: Louis Sears' CV

Brian Shin
Ph.D. candidate, Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University
M.S., Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University, 2018
email: bbs62 at cornell dot edu

Shuyang Si
Ph.D. candidate, Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University
M.S., Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Davis, 2015
email: ss3852 at cornell dot edu

Weiliang Tan
Ph.D. candidate, Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University
email: wt289 at cornell dot edu

Steven Wilcox
Ph.D. candidate, Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University
email: sww62 at cornell dot edu

Tong Wu
Ph.D. candidate, Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University
M.S., Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University, 2019
email: tw494 at cornell dot edu

D. Adeline Yeh
Ph.D. candidate, Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University
email: day42 at cornell dot edu

Shuo Yu
Ph.D. candidate, Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Berkeley
M.S., Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University, 2019
email: sy659 at cornell dot edu

Saleh Zakerinia
Ph.D. candidate, Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University
M.S., Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Davis, 2018
Visiting Fellow, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University, 2017-2018
email: mz497 at cornell dot edu



Former graduate students

Michael K. Adjemian
Ph.D., Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Davis, 2009
Economist, USDA Economic Research Service

Justin Beaudoin
Ph.D., Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Davis, 2015
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Colgate University, 2015-2016
Assistant Professor, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, University of Washington at Tacoma, 2016-2019
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Acadia University
web page: Professor Justin Beaudoin's web page

Christine L. Carroll
Ph.D., Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Davis, 2015
Postdoctoral scholar, Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Davis, 2015-2016
Assistant Professor, College of Agriculture, California State University at Chico
web page: Professor Christine Carroll's web page

Michael Castelhano
Ph.D., Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Davis, 2014
Market Monitoring Analyst, California ISO

Yuan Chen
Ph.D., Transportation Technology and Policy, University of California at Davis, 2018
Visiting Fellow, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University, 2017-2019
Assistant Professor, Shanghai University of International Business and Economics
web page: Professor Yuan Chen's web page

Jonathan A. Cook
Ph.D., Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Davis, 2013
Senior Consultant, Nexant, 2013-2016
Economist, Office of Energy Policy and Innovation, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
web page: Dr. Jon Cook's web page

Joeri de Wit
Ph.D., Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Davis, 2013
Energy Economist, World Bank

Barbara Farinelli
M.S., Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Davis, 2008
Energy consultant, World Bank

Abbas Ghandi
Ph.D., Transportation Technology and Policy, University of California at Davis, 2013
Postdoctoral scholar, Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California at Davis, 2013-2015
Postdoctoral Researcher, Center for Next Generation Photovoltaics, University of Texas at Austin, 2015-2016
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Energy Initiative, Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, MIT
Associate Director, Energy and Mobility Future, IHS Markit
web page: Dr. Abbas Ghandi's web page

David R. Heres del Valle
Ph.D., Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Davis, 2009
Postdoctoral scholar, Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California at Davis, 2012
Assistant Professor, Division of Economics, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE), Mexico
web page: Professor David Heres' web page

Sunny L. Jardine
Ph.D., Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Davis, 2013
Assistant Professor, School of Marine Science and Policy, University of Delaware, 2013-2016
Assistant Professor, School of Marine and Environmental Affairs, University of Washington
Honorable Mention, North American Association of Fisheries Economists Best Student Paper Competition, 2013

Khaled H. Kheiravar
Ph.D., Economics, University of California at Davis, 2019
Economist and Air Pollution Specialist, Market Monitoring Section, California Air Resources Board
web page: Dr. Khaled Kheiravar's web page

Gabriel E. Lade
Ph.D., Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Davis, 2015
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Iowa State University, 2015-2019
Visiting Assistant Professor, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Macalester College
1st Place Paper and Presentation, International Academic Conference for Graduate Students, Nanjing, 2014
Honorable Mention, UC-Davis Agricultural and Resource Economics Best Ph.D. Dissertation, 2015
web page: Professor Gabe Lade's web page

Wayne Leighty
M.S., Transportation Technology and Policy, University of California at Davis, 2008
Commercial Regulatory Analyst, Shell Oil Company
UC-Davis Institute of Transportation Studies Outstanding Master’s Thesis of the Year, 2008

Xiaochen Ma
Ph.D., Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Davis, 2015
Assistant Professor, China Center for Health Development Studies, Peking University

Ana McPhail
Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rice University, 2014
Socially Responsible Investment Planning Assistant, Communitas Financial

Geoffrey M. Morrison
M.S., Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Davis, 2011
Ph.D., Transportation Technology and Policy, University of California at Davis, 2013
Adjunct Professor, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University, 2013
ORISE Fellow, Office of Fuel Cell Technologies, Department of Energy, 2014-2015
Associate, The Cadmus Group
UC-Davis Institute of Transportation Studies Outstanding Master’s Thesis of the Year, 2011
UC-Davis Institute of Transportation Studies Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation of the Year, 2013
web page: Dr. Geoff Morrison's web page

Lisa Pfeiffer
Ph.D., Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Davis, 2009
Economist, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service Northwest Fisheries Science Center

Lea Prince
Ph.D., Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Davis, 2014
Research Analyst, Health Policy Institute, School of Medicine, Stanford University

Rubén Irvin Rojas Valdés
Visiting Fellow, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University, 2017-2018
Ph.D., Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Davis, 2018
Assistant Professor, Division of Economics, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE), Mexico
web page: Professor Irvin Rojas' web page

Karen E. Thome
Ph.D., Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Davis, 2012
Postdoctoral scholar, Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Davis, 2012-2014
Research Agricultural Economist, USDA Economic Research Service

Fujin Yi
Ph.D., Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Davis, 2011
Postdoctoral scholar, Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Davis, 2012
Associate Professor, College of Economics and Management, Nanjing Agricultural University
Honorable Mention, UC-Davis Agricultural and Resource Economics Best Ph.D. Dissertation, 2011

Jieyin (Jean) Zeng
M.S., Transportation Technology and Policy, University of California at Davis, 2014
Ph.D. candidate, Accounting, Berkeley Haas School of Business

Wei Zhang
Ph.D., Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Davis, 2013
Postdoctoral scholar, University of California Agricultural Issues Center, 2013-2014
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Connecticut College, 2014-2019
Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Virginia Tech
web page: Professor Wei Zhang's web page



Former visiting scholars, visiting students, research assistants, and other students

Majid Aghaei
Visiting Ph.D. student, University of California at Davis, 2012-2013

Neda Akhondan
Graduate Student Researcher, Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Davis, 2010

Alexander (Sandy) Allan
Graduate Student Researcher, Transportation Technology and Policy, University of California at Davis, 2009

Neha Bazaj
Undergraduate Research Assistant, University of California at Davis, 2010

Luis Becerra Valbuena
Graduate Student Researcher, Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Davis, 2013-2015

Joel Bremson
Ph.D., Transportation Technology and Policy, University of California at Davis, 2012

Ellen Bruno
Graduate Student Researcher, Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Davis, 2015-2016

Santiago Bucaram
Graduate Student Researcher, Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Davis, 2009-2012

Paul Burow
Undergraduate Research Assistant, University of California at Davis, 2007

Isabel Call
Graduate Student Researcher, Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Davis, 2013-2015

Yanyu (Channey) Chen
Graduate Student Researcher, Transportation Technology and Policy, University of California at Davis, 2011

Loni Coelho
Undergraduate Research Assistant, University of California at Davis, 2011
UC-Davis Outstanding Senior Award in Managerial Economics, 2012

David Corderi
Graduate Student Researcher, Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Davis, 2007-2010

Huijing Deng
Graduate Student Researcher, Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Davis, 2012

Adedamola Fashokun
Undergraduate Research Assistant, University of California at Davis, 2012-2013

Mounir Fellahi
Graduate Student Researcher, Transportation Technology and Policy, University of California at Davis, 2014-2015

Mateusz Filipski
Ph.D., Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Davis, 2011

David Fletes
Undergraduate Research Assistant, University of California at Davis, 2010-2011

Robert Gormley
Undergraduate Research Assistant, University of California at Davis, 2010

Nisal Herath
B.A., Economics, University of California at Davis, 2012
UC-Davis Outstanding Senior Award in Economics, 2012

Jacob Humber
Graduate Student Researcher, Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Davis, 2013-2016

Xiaowen Jiang
Undergraduate Research Assistant, University of California at Davis, 2011-2012

Christopher Johnson
Undergraduate Research Assistant, University of California at Davis, 2009

Ida (Yunbai) Li
Undergraduate Research Assistant, University of California at Davis, 2010-2011

Qingchun Liu
Visiting Scholar, University of California at Davis, 2013

Mingjie (Gloria) Lyu
Visiting Ph.D. student, University of California at Davis, 2011-2013

Shan Lu
Undergraduate Research Assistant, University of California at Davis, 2012

Haoying Meng
Undergraduate Research Assistant, University of California at Davis, 2007-2008

Tsz Yan Ngai
Undergraduate Research Assistant, University of California at Davis, 2007-2008

Derek Nixon
Graduate Student Researcher, Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Davis, 2013-2015

Rebecca Osakwe
M.S., Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Davis, 2012

Valeria Oscherov
Undergraduate Research Assistant, University of California at Davis, 2007-2008

Mahdieh Rezagholizadeh
Visiting Ph.D. student, University of California at Davis, 2012-2013

Omid Rouhani
Graduate Student Researcher, Transportation Engineering, University of California at Davis, 2007-2008

David Stowitts
Undergraduate Research Assistant, University of California at Davis, 2010

Michelle Stutey
Graduate Student Researcher, Mathematics, University of California at Davis, 2007-2008

Yongling Sun
Graduate Student Researcher, Transportation Technology and Policy, University of California at Davis, 2009-2010

Asare Twum-Barima
Graduate Student Researcher, Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Davis, 2012-2016

Lei Wang
Visiting Ph.D. student, University of California at Davis, 2013

Xin Wang
Visiting Ph.D. student, University of California at Davis, 2012-2013

Yue (Moonie) Wang
Undergraduate Research Assistant, University of California at Davis, 2010

Xiurou Wu
Graduate Student Researcher, Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Davis, 2016-2017
Visiting Fellow, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University, 2017-2018

Mingzhi Xu
Ph.D., Economics, University of California at Davis, 2018

Boon-Ling Yeo
Ph.D., Ecology, University of California at Davis, 2013

Jessica Yeo
Undergraduate Research Assistant, University of California at Davis, 2013-2015

Thomas Zalc
Undergraduate Research Assistant, University of California at Davis, 2011

Jiangshan Zhang
Visiting Ph.D. student, University of California at Davis, 2011-2012

Yizhen (Emmy) Zhang
Graduate Student Researcher, Transportation Technology and Policy, University of California at Davis, 2012-2014

Disheng Zheng
Undergraduate Research Assistant, University of California at Davis, 2011-2012

Yan Hong Zhu
Undergraduate Research Assistant, University of California at Davis, 2007-2008