Terrence Tianqi Dai  戴天琦
Ph.D Student in Economics
University of Washington

Hello there! I am currently a 4th year Ph.D student here at the University of Washington-Seattle where I'm learning to use causal inference techniques to understand the world, one identification strategy at a time.

Most recently, I worked as a Research Assistant for Prof. Alan Griffith and contributed to a paper assessing the effect of multiple match campaign finance programs in California. My current project examines the relationship between e-commerce development and urban migration patterns in contemporary rural China. More broadly, I'm interested in studying the causal impact of policies and programs around the world, especially in developing country contexts.

Prior to falling in love with Seattle, I spent about 5 years in America's Dairyland, obtaining my undergraduate degrees from and working for the University of Wisconsin-Madison. And I enjoyed some formative high school years in the First State, Delaware, after growing up in Chengdu, China where, as I would always tell everyone who asks, the spicy food and pandas are from.

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