Amir Jina is an Assistant Professor at University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy, researching how economic and social development is shaped by the environment.
He uses applied economic techniques, climate science, and remote sensing to understand the impacts of climate in rich and poor countries, and has conducted fieldwork in India, Bangladesh, Kenya, and Uganda. Amir is a founding member of the Climate Impact Lab, an interdisciplinary collaboration estimating the Social Cost of Carbon with state-of-the-art empirical methods.
Amir received his Ph.D. in Sustainable Development and M.A. in Climate and Society from Columbia University, B.A.s in Mathematics and Theoretical Physics from Trinity College, Dublin, and previously worked with the Red Cross/Red Crescent in South Asia and as a high school teacher in Japan.