Yuci Chen

Yuci Chen joined the Upjohn Institute in 2020 after receiving her PhD in economics from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is a labor economist interested in issues related to inequality, poverty, firm behavior, and education.

Her current research focuses on understanding the effects of anti-poverty policies, such as the minimum wage and the earned income tax credit, on the labor market. Her current research also involves understanding young people’s educational choices, and why some young people end up disconnecting from the education system and labor market.