Becker Friedman Institute
for Research in Economics
The University of Chicago

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Zhenying Tian

Brickell Metcalf Intern
6/19/17 9/1/17
Zhenying Tian is a rising fourth-year undergraduate student majoring in economics and mathematics. She is primarily interested in education, family and children, public health, and developmental economics and is passionate about using econometric methods to shed light on social justice issues and to better inform public policy. 
 
Zhenying has worked with Professor Dali Yang from the Department of Political Science researching how rural-urban migration and household registration laws affect the economic, educational, physical and psychological well-being of children in China. 
 
For the Brickell Metcalf internship, she is working with Professor Anjali Adukia examining the trends and effects of corporal punishment and other punitive discipline in American public schools on children's social and political behavior. She is also working with Professor Alessandra Voena on the Indian Health Insurance Experiment, a randomized controlled trial aimed to evaluate the financial and health consequences of access to health insurance in India. Her work with Professor Voena may also include research on child marriage and genital mutilation in Africa. 
 
Zhenying is the president of the student organization Sex Week, a member of the Maroon Key Society and a Peer Health Advocate for the Student Health and Counseling Services.