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Jenkins Fellow

Hongqiang Yan

Hongqiang Yan is a Ph.D. candidate in Economics at North Carolina State University, specializing in econometrics and agricultural economics. His research interests revolve around high-dimensional econometrics, with a particular focus on the high-dimensional threshold regression model. As part of his dissertation work, Hongqiang demonstrates how asymptotically uniformly valid inference can be conducted within the framework of the high-dimensional threshold regression model. Furthermore, Hongqiang’s research includes an empirical study on integration and exchange rate pass-through in world maize markets, utilizing the high-dimensional threshold regression model. Prior to pursuing his Ph.D., Hongqiang obtained a Master’s degree from Texas A&M University and a Bachelor’s degree from Beijing Jiaotong University. 

Agricultural Policy Fellow

Jack Robinson

Jack’s research interests include agricultural and resource economics with special interests in policy shocks and trade frictions within agricultural and resource markets. Previously, Jack’s research has included cost analysis of wildfire suppression with the United States Forest Service as well as tax revenue forecasting with the Mississippi Department of Revenue. Jack holds a B.A. in Economics from Sewanee: The University of the South.