My name is Mengwei Lin. I am currently doing my PhD at the Department of Economics, School of Economics at the University of Barcelona and am also a predoctoral researcher at the Barcelona Institute of Economics (IEB), where I work with Andreu Arenas and Jenifer Ruiz-Valenzuela. My fields of interest include the economics of Education, Labor, and Demography (esp. the aging society), as well as Causal Inference (policy evaluation) and Big Data in Social Sciences on the method side.
Prior to Barcelona, I was an RA at the China Development Institute (with Wang Mei at the Public Policy Center) and a freelance translator, after obtaining my MSc 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: 《经济学怎么了》- What's Wrong with Economics? A Primer for the Perplexed by Robert Skidelsky)
My first name "Mengwei" has two syllables, meng (pronunciation can be found here) and wei (pronounced as the word "way").