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Yuan Cheng
Thomas Visiting Professor
Phone: (860) 297-4208 Office Location: 70 Vernon Street 305
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Trinity College faculty member since 2019
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Ph.D., Fudan Univ. (2004)
M.S., Univ. of Oslo, Norway (2003)
M.S., Fudan Univ. (1998)
B.S., Jilin Univ., China (1995)

Cheng Yuan is professor of economics in the Population Research Institute at Fudan University. Since 2008, he has served as Research Fellow (part time) at the National Social Science Innovation Centre for Public Policy and Public Management. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in law in 1995 (Jilin), Master of Science degrees in economics in 1998 (Fudan) and in 2003 (Oslo), and a Ph.D. in economics in 2004 (Fudan). Yuan has worked with scientists in a number of fields (demography, sociology, economics, ecology and public health). During the last 5 years, most of his applied work has been concerned with estimating health effects due to climate change, and with the problem of uncertainty in long-term population as well as household structure change. Yuan has taught economics and statistics at Fudan University at all levels.