Mengwei LIN

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Mengwei Lin

My name is Mengwei Lin. I am a PhD candidate at the University of Barcelona (UB) School of Economics and the Barcelona Institute of Economics (IEB, Public Policies), where I work with Andreu Arenas and Jenifer Ruiz-Valenzuela. Since Spring 2024, I have also joined the PhD Course Program in Economics of Education offered by the "Swiss Leading House VPET-ECON" at the University of Zurich.

My interests mainly lie in the Economics of Education, as well as Public Economics and Labor and Demographic Economics; on the method side, I am interested in Causal Inference and Big Data in Social Sciences, but also starting some structural econometrics adventures.

Prior to Barcelona, I worked at the China Development Institute (Research Center for Public Policy, with Wang Mei) and as a freelance translator, after obtaining my Master's Degree in Economics (with Distinction) from the SGPE Programme at The University of Edinburgh.

Since 2017, I have been a certified English-Chinese translator with a specialization in book translation in the Social Sciences. (Latest: Chinese version of What's Wrong with Economics? A Primer for the Perplexed, Robert Skidelsky).

My first name "Mengwei" has two syllables, meng (pronunciation: IPA /məng/, audio here) and wei (pronounced as the word "way").