Jin Zhou joined the Center for the Economics of Human Development at the University of Chicago as the inaugural postdoctoral scholar for the Asian Family in Transition (AFIT) initiative. Since 2020, she has served as a Research Associate.
Jin’s research mainly focuses on understanding the impact of education on the lifecycle outcomes of individuals. Recently, her work has focused on two main aspects: skill development during early childhood; and education decisions involving location choices. For the former, she currently focuses on research on the China REACH project, especially on identifying latent skills in children, understanding the child skill development process, and designing and studying interventions aimed at accelerating the child learning process. For the latter, she is interested in how work location decisions affect individuals’ education choices and how the parents’ work location decisions influence their children’s skill development.
Jin is a member of the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group. She completed her Ph.D. in economics at the University of Western Ontario in 2016.