Jisung Park is a PhD Candidate in the economics department at Harvard University, where he is an NSF Pre-Doctoral Research fellow and a Harvard Environmental Economics Fellow. Jisung’s research interests center around applications of economic theory to public policy issues, particularly at the intersection of long-run economic growth determinants, health and human capital development, and environmental change. Some of his recent work has focused on the physiological connections between climate shocks and economic productivity at both the international and sub-national level. Recent research also explores the economics of environmental policy design, especially in the context of pervasive uncertainty, as well as governance challenges that arise from climate geoengineering, in particular, solar radiation management (SRM).
A native of Lawrence, Kansas, and Seoul, South Korea, Jisung received his undergraduate education in economics and political science from Columbia University. He is a Rhodes Scholar (New York, 2009), having received Masters Degrees in Environmental Change and Management (’10) and Development Economics (’11) from Oxford University. Jisung is also the Founder and Co-Director of Sense and Sustainability, a podcast and blog on sustainable development issues (www.senseandsustainability.net), and enjoys hiking, camping, and playing basketball.