Amir Jina

Assistant Professor, Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago

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Amir Jina is an Assistant Professor at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. His research focuses on the role of the environment and environmental change in the shaping how societies develop. He uses applied economic techniques combined with methods from climate science and remote sensing to understand the impacts of climate in both rich and poor countries, and has conducted fieldwork related to climate change adaptation with communities in India, Bangladesh, Kenya, and Uganda. He is a founding member of the Climate Impact Lab – an interdisciplinary collaboration examining the socioeconomic impacts of climate change around the world. Amir received his Ph.D. in Sustainable Development and M.A. in Climate and Society both from Columbia University, with B.A.s in Mathematics and Theoretical Physics from Trinity College, Dublin.

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