Ziwei Ye

Ziwei Ye

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PhD Student
Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics


B.S., Zhejiang University

Major Professor: Felicia Wu

Expected Graduation: Spring 2022


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Ziwei is pursuing a dual major Ph.D. degree in Economics and Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics. Her major field is Environmental and Resource Economics.

Ziwei works broadly at the intersection of agricultural production, the environment and human health, with a particular emphasis on biotechnology, climate change, and sustainability issues. Ziwei's past work has been interdisciplinary, combining econometric methods with environmental and health risk evaluation to analyze the policy consequences of restricting the use of glyphosate, a widely used herbicide, in U.S. corn production. Ziwei's current research focuses on climate and sustainability issues: (1) the adaptive value of drought-tolerance (DT) technology and the moral hazard in DT adoption, and (2) the sustainable use of Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) crops to preserve pest susceptibility as a common pool resource.

Prior to enrolling at MSU, Ziwei received a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics and Management from Zhejiang University in 2017. Since 2020, Ziwei has worked as a consultant in the Development Research Group within the World Bank, conducting agricultural policy analysis in developing countries. 

Outside of academics, Ziwei enjoys traveling and singing, plays guitar in her spare time, and is a fan of musical theatre. She likes French and Peruvian food the most, and admires the musical performance of Renée Elise Goldsberry.