Wes Yin is an associate professor in the Department of Public Policy and the Anderson School of Management at UCLA, and is a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Prior to coming to UCLA, Yin served as Acting Assistant Secretary of Economic Policy at the Department of Treasury, and as a Senior Economist in the White House Council of Economic Advisers. He also taught at Boston University and the University of Chicago, and was a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy at Harvard University.
Yin’s research interests are in the areas of health, economic development, industrial organizations and public finance. His research studies the relationship between economic growth and the formation of private markets; and how information, income, and competitive forces impact the delivery of health care in developed and developing countries. His work has been published in leading journals such as the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Review of Economics and Statistics and the Journal of Health Economics. Yin received his PhD in economics from Princeton University.