Yizhou Jin

Assistant Professor of Strategy and Economics, University of California, Berkeley

Role: Scientist

Site: CDL-Wisconsin

Stream: Risk

Yizhou Jin is an economist trained in empirical industrial organization. He studies how data and AI technologies generate useful information in imperfect markets, and the mechanisms through which they create and distribute economic value. Yizhou’s focus is on applications in insurance and digital platforms, combining economic theory, causal inference, and modern computation methods to extract insights from large datasets. Yizhou is an assistant professor of strategy and economics at University of Toronto with appointments in the Rotman School of Business, Department of Economics, and UTSC. Prior to UofT, he was a data science lead at Twitter and Lyft. He also held positions at Alibaba, Ant Financial, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup, and the Reserve Bank of Australia.