I am an economist from the University of California, Irvine (Ph.D. 2024). My research focuses on using econometric and machine learning techniques to address a wide range of economic questions. My empirical work spans topics relevant to both private businesses — such as household finance, retail, and consumer spending — and public policy, including education.

I have collaborated with academic institutions (UCI Deep Data Lab), government agencies (Census Bureau), international NGOs (UN and World Bank), and private consulting firms. If you'd like to connect or discuss my work, feel free to contact me at qinqiy1@uci.edu.