CARE Seminar: Ying-Ying Lee, University of California, Irvine

Date and Time
North Hall 2111


Ying-Ying Lee, UC Irvine


Ying-Ying Lee is an associate Professor at University of California, Irvine. Her current research interests are causal identification and inference, treatment effects and program evaluation econometrics. She is particularly interested in extending causal identification to be valid under more general conditions and finding novel solutions to identification problems that may not fit in the standard toolbox. A defining feature of her research is that most of my econometric work is grounded in prominent empirical issues, as she tends to concern herself with empirical phenomena first and then work toward finding econometric solutions. On the applied side, she has broad interests in education, labor and health topics. Her recent work has been concentrated on: 1) regression discontinuity based designs, 2) robust causal identification with a continuous treatment and 3) testing and investigating individual ranks in distributional analysis. She has published papers in the Review of Economics and StatisticsJournal of EconometricsJournal of Business & Economic Statistics and Journal of American Statistical Association among others.