I am currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate of the Wisconsin National Data Consortium (WiNDC) in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
I received a Ph.D. in agricultural economics from the University of Kentucky (2021), an MS in economics from Ocean University of China, a BS in economics from Central China Normal University, and a BA in philosophy (minor) from Huazhong University of Science and Technology. In 2016, I visited the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration in Romania as an exchange Master's student. In 2020, I explored my Ph.D. dissertation at Cornell University as a visiting researcher.
My research focuses on how agricultural policy shapes consumer behaviors and agricultural markets in the short term and long-term individual health outcomes by using causal inference methods and subtle study designs. In my Ph.D. dissertation, I investigate how grocery sales taxes affect food consumption and bodyweight. My other research covers tobacco, beer, and meat-alternative markets emphasizing how consumers react to the policy and environmental changes. After joining WiNDC, I am also interested in applying computable general equilibrium (CGE) modeling in agricultural policy impact analysis.
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You can reach me via email: lingxiao.wang <at> wisc <dot> edu.